The Channel 4 documentary, Robbo vs Banksy ‘Graffiti Wars’ by Jane Preston and TwoFour has won the Royal Television Award for Best Arts Programme on UK TV in 2011.
The other two shortlisted documentaries in the running were….
- Arena: Produced by George Martin, which documented the career of the legendary producer of the Beatles ‘Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band,’ featuring Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Michael Palin, Howard Goodall, Cilla Black, Bernard Cribbins and Rolf Harris
- The Impressionists: Painting and Revolution, A look at the Impressionists, particularly Degas.
In these times in which we find our precious culture dumbed down beyond recognition and sold down the river for forty pieces of silver, our artists blacklisted and censored, our icons defaced and pioneers devalued, times in which our voices are drowned out by corporate myth peddlers , times in which historical revisionism is the norm and fairy tales are taken as gospel, we can rest knowing our struggle, and particularly Robbo’s struggle against the wealthy corporate bullyboys has not fallen on deaf ears, blind eyes, and silent lips as it has elsewhere….
We can be happy that Robbo’s story and our voices have not only been championed by a world class production team but their bold efforts have been vindicated by the absolute top echelons of British high culture, indeed we have found a sympathetic ear in the unlikeliest of places.
Mad, massive, eternal respect to TwoFour, the RTS panel, David Liddiment, the Royal Television Society, and its’ Patron Prince Charles…
TEAM ROBBO is a STATE OF MIND!
QUESTION THE PRESENT
PROTECT THE FUTURE