The series The Children of Ruinerwold by documentary maker Jessica Villerius has been named the best television program of the past season. The series, in which four of the children who lived in isolation for years on a farm in Drenthe tell their story for the first time, won the Gouden Televizier-Ring on Thursday evening.
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The other two nominees were A House Vol, a long-running reality soap by KRO-NCRV about Dutch families with many children that was first broadcast in 2011, and the crime series Mocro Mafia. This series about the violent struggle in the Dutch cocaine trade by makers Achmed Akkabi and Thijs Römer has been shown exclusively on RTL’s streaming platform Videoland since 2018, making it the first contender not to be seen on traditional television.
The so-called Televizier Stars were also awarded during the annual presentation. These were awarded to actress Elise Schaap (best actor/actress), presenter Rob Kemps (best talent), Nikki de Jager (best presenter) and André van Duin (best presenter) and the series The Summer of Zoë (best youth programme) and Linda’s Cancer Story by maker Linda Hakeboom (online). In between the awarding of the prizes, a musical tribute was paid to crime reporter Peter R. de Vries, who was murdered in July.