The Grierson Awards commemorate the pioneering Scottish documentary filmmaker John Grierson (1898–1972), famous for Drifters and Night Mail and the man widely regarded as the father of the documentary.
Established in 1972, the Griersons recognise and celebrate documentaries from Britain and abroad that have made a significant contribution to the genre and that demonstrate quality, integrity, creativity, originality and overall excellence.
This year, Radio Times readers are being asked to vote for their favourite documentary from those shortlisted below. By voting you will be entered into a prize draw to win tickets to attend the awards on 4 Nov in London. We have three pairs of tickets to give away.
You can watch the awards and see who won on 8 Nov on Sky Atlantic at 9pm.
7/7: One Day In London
As London celebrated winning the Olympic bid, terrorists attacked the public transport network. Here the testimonies of those directly affected by the bombings explore how their lives changed and the lasting effects.
This exclusive ITV investigation alleged that TV icon Sir Jimmy Savile was a sexual predator who preyed on young girls – generating huge media coverage and a nationally co-ordinated police investigation.
Claridge’s, in the heart of London’s Mayfair, is a five star hotel favoured by the rich, the royal and the famous. See the workings of the hotel as they’ve never been seen before, with the extremes that are gone to for even a single guest.
In 1886, the social explorer Charles Booth and his researchers set out to visit every street in London and to record the lifestyle and class of the residents. The Secret History of Our Streets returns to six London streets visited by Booth, to tell their stories down to the present day.