November 5, 2013 at 2:58PM
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.
Most Entertaining Documentary
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