Raised By Wolves has won an highly prestigious international television prize.
The comedy series claimed the highly coveted Golden Rose for Television Sitcom at the Rose d'Or Awards in Berlin tonight (Tuesday 13th September).
The producers are currently looking to harness the show's fanbase in a "rebel alliance" to revive the sitcom for a third series without Channel 4's involvement. Fans are being asked to 'Like' the programme's Facebook page; follow a Twitter campaign account; and Instagram account; and engage on all social media platforms with the hashtag '#upthewolves'.
Tonight's win for Raised By Wolves means Britain continues its unbroken run of Sitcom wins at the Rose d'Or Awards since the category was added in 2004, with Peep Show, Nighty Night, Extras, Not Going Out, The IT Crowd, My Family, The Inbetweeners, Friday Night Dinner, Spy, Toast Of London and Catastrophe having previously been triumphant.
Elsewhere in the awards:
- Inside No. 9 was named Best Comedy. Executive Producer Jon Plowman picked up the award on behalf of creators Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith. Writing on Twitter, Shearsmith said: "Hurray - just found out Inside No 9 won the Rose D'Or tonight in Berlin."
In an acceptance speech peppered with anecdotes from his career, including the making of A Fish Called Wanda and Monty Python's Life Of Brian, John Cleese made a plea for executives to trust performers and writers: "When Monty Python was commissioned we didn't really know what we were going to do but we were trusted. The talent has a better record than the suits so why don't they bear that in mind?" He continued: "The trouble with executives isn't that they have no idea what they are doing but that they have no idea that they have no idea."
To find out more about the awards and see the full list of winners across all categories visit rosedor.com