The Doctor Who episode Rosa
has been awarded the Visionary Arts Organisation Award
for Television Show of the Year
The new awarda are given to celebrate culture, media and entertainment that have made a positive social impact via film, television, music, theatre, literature, radio/online and grassroots community.
Rosa, the third Doctor Who episode starring Jodie Whittaker
as the Thirtenth Doctor, featured Vinette Robinson
as the American civil rights icon Rosa Parks, who changed history when she refused to relinquish her seat in the colored section of a Bus to a white passenger.
The episode, written by Malorie Blackman
and Chris Chibnall
won plaudits on its transmission last October. The writers were there to accept the award this evening at a ceremony at BAFTA in London.
Malorie Blackman wrote on twitter.
What a lovely birthday present! Chris Chibnall and I won a Visionary Honours award at BAFTA this evening for Doctor Who - Rosa. I love my job! Thanks to all those who voted for us.
The episode beat Save Me, Kiri, First Dates, Eastenders
and There She Goes
to win the award.
The Visionary Arts Organisation and Visionary Honours were founded by Adrian Grant
, creator of the hit Michael Jackson musical, Thriller Live
. It is his goal to see a more unified peaceful society that works together to create diverse opportunities, break down barriers, and allow young people to dream, achieve and succeed.
The Visionary Honours are not about awarding egos or fame. They are about recognising culture, media and entertainment that has inspired, created awareness and advocated social change. Through the Visionary Arts Organisation, it is my long-term goal to inspire creatives to produce work that can make a positive difference.