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An RTÉ documentary about bras has won a prestigious international award

The Common Thread celebrated the garment’s 100-year history.

Image: bra via Shutterstock

Source: Documentary On One, RTÉ/SoundCloud

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A DOCUMENTARY CELEBRATING everything from the demi-cup to push-up has won a prestigious international award which honours women making an impact in media.

RTÉ’s The Common Thread traces the history of the bra over its long history, with the device we know today first appearing 101 years ago.

The documentary, broadcast last year, is the second time an RTÉ Documentary on One production has won a Gracie Award.

The awards are sponsored by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation.

The Common Thread was produced by award-winning Radio 1 reporter Louise Denvir. She said she was ‘thrilled’ to pick up the accolade:

It’s a real honour to win alongside so many talented women in media.

“[The bra] is garment which has been life changing for women over the past one hundred years. The bra is, after all, the piece of clothing closest to a woman’s heart.”

Production supervision was by Sarah Blake, and  sound supervision by Mark McGrath.

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