RTÉ Radio 1's Documentary on One: The Common Thread, which chronicles the history of the bra, has won a prestigious Gracie Award for Outstanding Documentary from the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation.

The 40th Annual Gracie Awards Gala will be held on May 19 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills with Julia Roberts (The Normal Heart), Olivia Munn (The Newsroom) and Lifetime Achievement Award winner Cicely Tyson also set to be honoured.

Orange Is the New Black will receive the Outstanding TV Comedy Series award and Gotham will receive the Outstanding TV Drama award.

Commenting on The Common Thread's win, Louise Denvir, who produced the programme with Sarah Blake, said: "I'm absolutely thrilled to have won a Gracie for Documentary on One. It's a real honour to win alongside so many talented women in media.

"I'm grateful to all those who shared their memories and experiences of the bra with me while making this documentary."

Denvir added: "It's a 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!"

Lorelei Harris, RTÉ's Head of Arts and Cultural Strategy, said: "This is the second time that RTÉ Documentary on One has been the recipient of a Gracie Award for outstanding documentary." 

She added: "This stands as clear testament to our commitment to women in broadcasting and to the high-calibre work being produced by Irish women on our airwaves."
 
To listen to Documentary on One: The Common Thread, visit: www.rte.ie/doconone