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The Winners of Grierson 2013: The British Documentary Awards

The Winners of Grierson 2013: The British Documentary Awards

In memory of pioneering Scottish documentarian John Grierson (1898-1972), each year The Grierson Trust recognizes the best documentary filmmaking through the British Documentary Awards. This year’s first prize winner for Most Entertaining Documentary was awarded to “Nina Conti: A Ventriloquist’s Story-Her Master’s Voice” while the time traveling story of the deterioration of the poorest areas of London, “The Secret History of Our Streets: Deptford High Street” was awarded Best Historical Documentary. 

When Dawn Airey, Chariman of the Grierson Trust opened the evening he commented that, “All the nominations share one thing: the burning desire to reveal the human story at the centre of them.”

Here is the full list of Grierson winners-

Best Documentary on a Contemporary Theme –7/7: One Day in London

Best Documentary on a Contemporary Theme -Law of the Jungle


Best Documentary on Current Affairs- Syria: Across the Lines

Best Arts Documentary-Imagine: The Fatwa – Salman’s Story

Best Historical Documentary-The Secret History of Our Streets: Deptford High Street 

Best Science or Natural History Documentary-How to Build a Bionic Man

Most Entertaining Documentary- Nina Conti: A Ventriloquist’s Story – Her Master’s Voice

Best Documentary Series- The Year The Town Hall Shrank 

Best Cinema Documentary- The House I Live In

Best Newcomer Documentary- High Tech, Low Life

Best Student Documentary- Sodiq

Documentary Presenter of the Year- GRAYSON PERRY for All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry

Readers’ Choice Award– The Secret History Of Our Streets

Grierson Trustees’ Award-John Battsek

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