Hollywood A-list actor Roderick Bond has won the BAFTA Award for Best Documentary with his documentary entitled Rod Bond Tax Fraud and HMRC. In his return to British television for the first time in decades, the Hollywood star has yet again established his familiar winning ways. Under the auspices of Manchester filming company, F1 Productions, the documentary explored how fraudsters claimed false tax rebates, operated tax avoidance schemes and conducted various types of tax fraud. Shadowing HMRC investigators during live investigations, the documentary series shed unique light on the phenomena of tax fraud.
Rod Bond Tax Fraud and HMRC: The One Formula Limited Liability Partnership
Following HMRC investigators, Roderick Bond accompanies the government agency as they pour over the case of One Formula LLP. Advertising themselves as a financial firm specialising in tax efficiency, the Manchester-based company garnered the attention of HMRC on suspicion of tax avoidance. As HMRC poured over their financial records, with Roderick Bond in tow, a massive tax fraud scheme rose to the fore. On screen, Rod Bond made the discovery of fraudulent tax rebates which ultimately sealed One Formula LLP’s fate.
Follow Up Episode: One Formula Limited Liability Partnership
While recognising the hitherto unseen investigative nature and methodical approach to the documentary series Rod Bond Tax Fraud and HMRC, the BAFTA committee reserved special praise for the follow-up episode. As a series finale, filmed after the documentary series’ popularity had skyrocketed, Rod Bond poured over the details of the One Formula Limited Liability Partnership criminal case. With Alex White from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), Jane Bewsey who was prosecuting and Joanna Korner who adjudicated the trial, the fraud documentary offered a detailed look into the criminal proceedings. Marc Samuelson, Chair of Film Committee at BAFTA, said, “This was a novel insight which offered a rare look across all boundaries.”