British Thriller ‘The Gathering’ Wins Best Series, Actress, Actor at Monte-Carlo Television Festival

British thriller “The Gathering” won the Golden Nymph Award for best fiction series at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival Tuesday, and the show’s leads Eva Morgan and Warren Brown picked up the best actress and actor prizes.

The show centers on two teenage athletes from opposite sides of the tracks in Liverpool. It was created by Helen Walsh, produced by World Productions and was commissioned by Channel 4.

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Walsh thanked World Productions and Channel 4 “for supporting regional voices to tell regional stories and also my home city of Liverpool for providing the stories, the locations and the magic.”

Actress Shira Haas, who appears in Israeli psychological drama “Night Therapy,” produced by Yes TV and Eight Productions, took the jury special prize. The show centers on an Arab-Israeli psychologist who struggles to raise his two children after his Jewish-Israeli wife commits suicide.

Sweden’s “Little Did I Know,” produced by Bigster, won the award for best film. The show follows Petra, who is in her 50s, and is forced to re-evaluate her life when her husband asks for a divorce.

New Zealand’s comedy “Madam,” produced Tavake and XYZ Films, was named best creation. Starring Rachel Griffiths, the show centers on Mack Leigh, who decides to open an ethical brothel.

XYZ Films’ Marci Wiseman, one of the executive producers, said the show was “a great global story about women’s empowerment and it took people from all around the world to have it come together.”

Griffiths thanked the show’s intimacy coordinator Jennifer Ward-Lealand, adding: “One of us is going to take the Golden Nymph [the festival’s award] to bed tonight but I’m going to call Jennifer and just make sure what she is okay with.”

The public prize went to Germany’s “Helgoland 513,” produced by UFA Fiction.

In the news and documentaries category, France’s “La guerre de l’info: Israël/Hamas” was named best news program. It was produced by France.TV Studio and France.TV Presse, with the participation of France Télévisions.

The U.K.’s “Ukraine’s War: The Other Side” won best documentary. It was produced by Sean Langan and Tiger Nest Film Production for ITV.

Italy’s “Broken Dream” took the jury special prize. It was produced by RAI and Nanof, in co-production with Cinétévé in France.

The Prince Rainier III Special Prize went to Germany’s “Wie extrem wird das Wetter, Sven Plöger? – Die Macht des El Niño.” It was produced by Gruppe 5 Filmproduktion.

The Amade Prize went to Sweden’s “Mines of Death,” produced by TV4, and Spain’s “The Law of the Sea” took the Monaco Red Cross Prize, which was produced by RTVE and À Punt.

The Honorary Golden Nymph Award, the festival’s highest accolade bestowed on a renowned professional for their contribution to the entertainment industry, was presented to French actor and director Olivier Marchal by Prince Albert II of Monaco.

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