Antiques Roadshow Holocaust Special nominated for a BAFTA

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Antiques Roadshow Holocaust Special nominated for a BAFTA

Popular BBC programme says it's 'so proud' to be put forward for the prestigious award following the historic airing in January

Fiona Bruce with Holocaust survivors on the show
Fiona Bruce with Holocaust survivors on the show

The Antiques Roadshow Holocaust Special has been nominated for a BAFTA.

The popular daytime show, hosted by Fiona Bruce, ran a special hour-long edition in January to mark Holocaust Memorial Day, featuring broadcaster Natasha Kaplinsky.

Items that helped share stories of the Shoah included family silver hidden from the Nazis, a pair of striped trousers worn in Auschwitz and a gold coin used by a family as vital currency when fleeing over the Pyrenees.

At the time, programme makers said: “In a rare break from tradition, the items screened will not be valued due to their priceless nature and historical importance.”

A spokesperson tweeted: “We’re so proud our show has been nominated. Huge thanks to the incredibly brave people who shared their experiences with us.”

The original concept for the programme came from Jewish News writer and columnist Jenni Frazer, before being taken on by the Government and BBC.

The show is up for a BAFTA in the ‘Features’ category, competing against Channel 5’s ‘Cruising with Jane McDonald,’ Channel 4’s ‘The Secret Life of the Zoo’ and BBC 2’s ‘No More Boys and Girls,’ exploring whether children can go gender-free.

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