12 May 2020
Brook Lapping’s Going for Broke, an episode in its BBC Two series, Inside Europe: Ten Years of Turmoil, was revealed as the big winner in the 2019 Wincott Awards for excellence in financial, economic and business journalism. The episode, which covered the financial crisis that spread from Greece to threaten the entire Eurozone, was awarded both the top prize, Journalism of the Year, as well as the Video Category Award. This is the first time in the Awards’ 50-year history that Journalism of the Year has gone to the winner of the video category.
Sir Richard Lambert, Chair of The Wincott Foundation and of the judges’ panel, said: “When it came to sheer excellence, one entry to the prize lists stood out above the others in the judges’ minds. They were blown away by the BBC’s Inside Europe documentary – brilliantly researched and edited, extraordinary interviews, telling a vitally important story in an accessible, relevant and hugely intelligent fashion. Such was their enthusiasm that they decided – probably as a one-off – to give the award for Journalism of the Year to the winner of the Video category.”
Brook Lapping’s portfolio of international series includes: Inside Europe: 10 Years of Turmoil; Inside Obama’s White House; Iran and The West; Putin, Russia and The West; and The Iraq War.