CATHOLIC HERALD REPORTER "10B." a musical version of the Bible story televised by the J BBC last year, has won an "Oscar" at the International Catholic Television and Radio Festival (LINDA) held recently in Monte Carlo.
Seventeen nations were represented on the jury which gave the premier award in the Drama Section to Britain's entry.
"Job" along with other entries from the BBC and 1TA were shown in Monte Carlo by Fr. Agnellus Andrew, O.F.M., Director of the Catholic Radio and Television Centre at Hatch End.
The programme, written by Lawrence Waddy and produced by Christian Simpson, featured Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor. Alex Walsh and his band. and the' Southlanders, with George Webb as Job, Isabelle Lucas as Job's wife, and Tutte Lemkow as The Devil and Ludlow Dawes as The Voice of The Lord.
Two equal awards were made in the drama section, the other going to West German Television for "The True Story of the Desecrated and Restored Cross".
Second prize in the Reporting section of the Festival went to Radio Eireann for their presentation of Fr. O'Casey and his Land Movement. This programme featuring a team of Dublin priests led by Fr. J. Dunne, included remarkable interviews with a group of old people--over 80 years of age conducted by Fr. Peter Lemass.