Six of the top factual programmes from the last 12 months are competing for a prestigious new award chosen by readers of Radio Times.
For the first time, this year’s Grierson British Documentary Awards will include an RT Readers’ Choice Award chosen from a shortlist that includes popular series such as Inside Claridge’s and The Secret History of Our Streets alongside landmark films such as Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile, BBC3’s acclaimed Afghanistan series Our War, Cutting Edge prison documentary Lifers and 7/7: One Day In London.
At a reception in London last night for all of this year’s nominees, BBC1 controller Charlotte Moore welcomed RT’s involvement in the awards. “It’s great that Radio Times is supporting British documentary makers and I’d encourage everyone to go online and vote.”
The Grierson British Documentary Awards were launched in 1972 to celebrate the finest documentaries from Britain and abroad. The 2013 awards ceremony will be held on 4 November in London.
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