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Grayson Perry to host Grierson Awards

Grayson Perry to host Grierson Awards
Staff Reporter
08 October 2012

Artist and commentator Grayson Perry will be the host of this year’s Grierson British Documentary Awards.

The awards are being held on the evening of Tuesday, 6 November at The Empire Leicester Square London.

The Awards shortlist was revealed in August. Passion Pictures has three productions on the shortlist, while Lion and The Garden are each shortlisted for productions in two categories. The BBC’s Frozen Planet has been nominated in two categories, Best Science Documentary and Best Documentary Series. In the Documentary Series category, it’s up against Twofour’s Educating Essex for Channel 4 and BBC Three’s Our War.

The Grierson Panel for this year's Televisual Factual Festival is called Big Doc, Little Doc. It ask if factual TV has an unhealthy obsession with long-running formats, returning series and mega docs. The panel is chaired by Simon Dickson, creative director, Dragonfly Film & Television and will feature Alison Sharman, director of factual and daytime, ITV, David Glover, Senior commissioning editor, Factual, Channel 4, Mandy Chang, director/producer and Patrick Holland, managing director, Boundless.

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