The winners will be announced at the annual awards ceremony on Monday, 3 November 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall at London’s Southbank Centre.

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Nominations

Molinare Best Documentary on a Contemporary Theme – Domestic

  • Births, Deaths and Marriages

    Births, Deaths and Marriages
    Directors:
    Nick Betts, Dominique Foster
    Producers:
    Sophie Mohammed, Elizabeth Kempton, John Coffey
    Executive Producers:
    Mark Saben
    Series Producer:
    Dominique Foster
    Production Co:
    Wall to Wall
    First shown:
    4 February 2014; ITV

    Marylebone Town Hall is Britain’s most famous register office. For over 100 years, it’s recorded some of Britain’s most iconic births, deaths and marriages. Over one summer, cameras captured the amazing stories of the people who came through the doors to record the landmark moments of love and loss in their lives.

  • Finding Mum and Dad

    Finding Mum and Dad
    Producer/ Director:
    Amanda Rees
    Executive Producer:
    Dominque Walker
    Production Co:
    TiFiNi
    First shown:
    15 January 2014; Channel 4

    Filmed over the course of a year, this documentary goes behind the scenes of a bold new scheme, designed to give children like Connor and Daniel a last shot at finding new mummies and daddies. Adoption Activity Days are parties where prospective adopters and children meet. Although controversial, some think this radical way of family finding will put the chemistry into the matching process. We follow three little boys as they search for their 'forever families'.

  • The Murder Trial

    The Murder Trial
    Director:
    Nick Holt
    Producer:
    Marina Parker
    Executive Producers:
    Kate Barker, David Dugan, Ian Duncan
    Production Co:
    Windfall Films
    First shown:
    9 July 2013; Channel 4

    For the first time ever, remotely-operated cameras have been placed inside a British criminal court to capture a murder trial in its entirety for this brand new feature-length documentary. Recorded over six weeks, this film shows the process of justice in a Scottish High Court like never before. The victim in the case is Arlene Fraser and her family have now been waiting over 14 years for justice.

  • The Murder Workers

    The Murder Workers
    Director:
    Jessie Versluys
    Producer:
    Nicky Huggett
    Executive Producer:
    Emma Loach
    Production Co:
    CTVC
    First shown:
    16 May 2013; Channel 4

    This documentary takes us deep into unexplored territory. It follows members of Victim Support’s National Homicide team as they work closely with families who’ve been bereaved by murder or manslaughter. These ‘Murder Workers’ offer practical and emotional support for families like Jackie’s, whose three grandchildren witnessed their father kill their mother (Jackie's daughter). And Marie who must prepare to come face to face with the men accused of killing her son in Germany.

Shell Best Documentary on a Contemporary Theme – International

  • The Crash Reel

    The Crash Reel
    Director:
    Lucy Walker
    Producers:
    Lucy Walker, Julian Cautherley
    Executive Producers:
    Sheila Nevins, Geralyn Dreyfous, Dan Cogan
    Writers:
    Lucy Walker, Pedro Kos
    Production Co:
    Tree Tree Productions
    First shown:
    5 November 2013; Sky Atlantic

    This portrait of champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce exposes the high price of participating in extreme sports.

  • Dispatches: Children on the Frontline

    Dispatches:  Children on the Frontline
    Directors:
    Anthony Wonke, Marcel Mettelsiefen
    Executive Producer:
    Chris Shaw
    Series Producer:
    Marcel Mettelsiefen
    Production Co:
    ITN Productions
    First shown:
    22 January 2014; Channel 4

    The children of Syria are often the forgotten victims in the ongoing civil war being waged by adults. Over 12 thousand children have been killed with over a million now refugees. Over 2000 children have died in the war and food is in serious shortage with the constant threat of shelling, sniper fire and kidnap. This is the story of the war witnessed by five young children whose lives have been changed forever by the conflict.

  • Sepideh - Reaching for the Stars

    Sepideh - Reaching for the Stars
    Director:
    Berit Madsen
    Producers:
    Stefan Frost, Henrik Underbjerg
    Executive Producers:
    Sally Jo Fifer, Carsten Holst, Steen Risom
    Production Co:
    Radiator Film
    First shown:
    18 March 2014; Human Rights Watch Film Festival, London

    Sepideh wants to become an astronaut. She spends her nights exploring the secrets of the universe, while her family will do anything to keep her on the ground. The expectations for a young Iranian woman are very different from Sepideh’s ambitions, and her plans to go to university are in danger. But Sepideh holds on to her dream! She takes up the fight and teams up with the world's first female space tourist, Anousheh Ansari.

  • Storyville: Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

    Storyville:  Pussy Riot:  A Punk Prayer
    Directors:
    Mike Lerner, Maxim Pozdorovkin
    Producer:
    Mike Lerner
    Executive Producers:
    Maxine Franklin, Nick Fraser, Martin Herring, Havana Marking, Nick Quested, Kate Townsend, Christina Willoughby
    Production Co:
    Roast Beef Productions
    First shown:
    20 June 2013; General theatrical release

    Three young women face seven years in a Russian prison for a satirical performance in a Moscow cathedral. But who is really on trial in a case that has gripped the nation and the world beyond, three young artists or the society they live in?

The Open University Best Documentary on Current Affairs

  • Close Up: Freedom to Broadcast Hate

    Close Up:  Freedom to Broadcast Hate
    Producer/Directors:
    Sam Farmar, Omar Razek
    Executive Producer:
    Marc Perkins
    Production Co:
    BBC Arabic
    First shown:
    15 March 2014; BBC Arabic

    As the Middle East continues to be torn apart by war, sectarian violence, and a bloody backlash against the Arab uprisings, BBC Arabic investigates the television channels that are fanning the flames of communal hatred. Since the beginning of the Arab Spring in 2011, the Middle East has experienced a proliferation of new television channels eager to spread political and religious messages to audiences keen to hear what they weren’t able to hear before.

  • Dispatches: Hunted

    Dispatches:  Hunted
    Producer/Director:
    Ben Steele
    Executive Producer:
    Karen Edwards
    Production Co:
    Blakeway Productions
    First shown:
    5 February 2014; Channel 4

    This film made by Blakeway for Channel 4’s Dispatches strand exposed the brutal world of Russia’s persecuted gay population. It's thought only 1% of this community dare to live completely openly in Russia. This film gained unique access to the vigilante gangs that target gay men and women. Reported by Liz MacKean, it revealed a country troubled by disturbing violence and distressing intimidation - the terror the Russian gay community is calling 'hunting season'.

  • Dispatches: The Hunt for Britain’s Sex Gangs

    Dispatches:  The Hunt for Britain’s Sex Gangs
    Producer/Director:
    Anna Hall
    Executive Producer:
    Brian Woods
    Production Co:
    True Vision
    First shown:
    23 May 2013; Channel 4

    This film for Channel 4 Dispatches followed one of the biggest cases of child sexual exploitation involving over 100 possible child victims and over 200 possible perpetrators of largely British Pakistani origin. Shot over three years, with unprecedented access to a live police investigation, reporter Tazeen Ahmad and Producer-Director Anna Hall also followed the collapse of the court case at which the victims were subjected to tortuous re-victimisation. Convictions were secured and the film was instrumental in demanding changes for vulnerable child victims in the judicial system.

  • Tales From The Organ Trade

    Tales From The Organ Trade
    Director:
    Ric Esther Bienstock
    Producers:
    Ric Esther Bienstock, Felix Golubev, Simcha Jacobovici
    Executive Producers:
    Ric Esther Bienstock, Simcha Jacobovici
    Writer:
    Ric Esther Bienstock
    Production Co:
    Associated Producers
    First shown:
    29 September 2013; Raindance Film Festival

    An unflinching descent into the shadowy world of black-market organ trafficking. With unprecedented access to all the players – the desperate buyers, impoverished sellers, rogue surgeons and street-level brokers - the film explores the legal, moral and ethical issues involved in this life and death drama. Shot over three years in eight countries, this expose goes beyond the apocryphal stories of the black market organ trade, to convey the complexity of the kidney market and the myriad pressures that feed it.

ITN Source Best Arts Documentary

  • Colin Davis in His Own Words

    Colin Davis in His Own Words
    Producer/Director:
    John Bridcut
    Writer:
    John Bridcut
    Production Co:
    Crux Productions
    First shown:
    3 May 2013; BBC Four

    This highly unusual and compelling portrait of the conductor, Sir Colin Davis, who passed away in April 2013, reveals a reluctant maestro. Shortly before his final illness, he spoke movingly and in great detail to John Bridcut about his career, his philosophy of life, his passion for music, and the death he sensed was approaching. It is an intimate confession, in the style of a last testament, from a celebrated conductor with a complex personality.

  • David Bowie - Five Years

    David Bowie - Five Years
    Director/Producer:
    Francis Whately
    Executive Producer:
    Phil Dolling
    Writer:
    Francis Whately
    Production Co:
    BBC
    First shown:
    25 May 2013; BBC Two

    A 90-minute special devoted to the rock star David Bowie, featuring a wealth of unseen archive and exclusive interviews. The film looks at Bowie’s evolution from ‘Ziggy Stardust’, to the ‘Soul Star’ of Young Americans, to the ‘Thin White Duke’. It then follows his ‘retirement’, first in Paris and then Berlin, with the acclaimed albums Low and Heroes; finally it explores his triumph with Scary Monsters and his global success with Let’s Dance.

  • imagine... Vivian Maier: Who Took Nanny's Pictures?

    imagine... Vivian Maier: Who Took Nanny's Pictures?
    Producer/Director:
    Jill Nicholls
    Executive Producer:
    Tanya Hudson
    Series Producer:
    Alan Yentob
    Production Co:
    BBC
    First shown:
    25 June 2013; BBC One

    The incredible story of a mysterious nanny who died in 2009 leaving behind a secret hoard - thousands of stunning photographs. Never seen in her lifetime, they were found by chance in a Chicago storage locker and auctioned off cheaply. Now Vivian Maier has gone viral and her magical pictures sell for thousands of dollars. Vivian was a tough street photographer, a secret poet of suburbia. In life she was a recluse, a hoarder, spinning tall tales about her French roots. Presented by Alan Yentob, the film includes stories from those who knew her and those who revealed her astonishing work.

  • Notes From the Inside - James Rhodes

    Notes From the Inside - James Rhodes
    Director:
    Ursula Macfarlane
    Executive Producer:
    Jeremy Lee
    Production Co:
    Fresh One Productions
    First shown:
    24 July 2013; Channel 4

    Convinced that music can change lives for the better, classical pianist James Rhodes takes a Steinway grand piano inside one of Britain's largest psychiatric hospitals. In 2006, James himself was sectioned, and this film follows him as he returns to a psychiatric unit for the first time. And although this film is primarily about performing to those least likely to experience classical piano, it's also about James making good with his own life.

ITN Source Best Historical Documentary

  • The Iraq War: Regime Change

    The Iraq War: Regime Change
    Directors:
    Paul Mitchell, Norma Percy, Charlie Smith
    Executive Producers:
    Brian Lapping, Paul Mitchell
    Series Producer:
    Norma Percy
    Writers:
    David Alter, Brian Lapping, Paul Mitchell, Norma Percy
    Production Co:
    Brook Lapping Productions
    First shown:
    29 May 2013; BBC Two

    An account of the most controversial decision of the century, the decision to go to war in Iraq. A unique history from key players on all sides: Tony Blair, Dick Cheney, Jack Straw, Colin Powell, the CIA team in charge of Iraq – and, for the first time, five leading members of Saddam’s government, including Foreign Minister Naji Sabri and the highest-surviving Republican Guard officer, General Raad Hamdani.

  • Kennedy's Nuclear Nightmare (Here Was Cuba)

    Kennedy's Nuclear Nightmare (Here Was Cuba)
    Directors:
    John Murray, Emer Reynolds
    Producers:
    John Murray, Siobhán Ward
    Production Co:
    Crossing the Line Productions
    First shown:
    16 November 2013; More 4

    The inside story of the most dangerous days in the history of mankind. In October 1962, the Cuban Missile Crisis saw the earth teeter on the brink of nuclear holocaust. In a major feature documentary, this film brings to life the three central characters Kennedy, Castro and Khrushchev and reveals how the world’s most powerful men fell into an abyss of their own making and what courage and luck it took to climb out again.

  • Story of the Jews: Over the Rainbow

    Story of the Jews:  Over the Rainbow
    Director/Producer:
    Hugo MacGregor
    Executive Producer:
    Nicolas Kent
    Series Producer:
    Tim Kirby
    Writer:
    Simon Schama
    Production Co:
    Oxford Film and Television
    First shown:
    22 September 2013; BBC Two

    Simon Schama explores the extraordinary story of the Jewish experience from ancient times to the present day. In this film, he conjures up the unique culture of faith and ferment, poetry and music that was inspired by the struggle against oppression in the Russian Pale of Settlement, and how that rich culture found a new home with the mass Jewish emigration to America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

  • The Tube: An Underground History

    The Tube: An Underground History
    Director:
    James House
    Producer:
    Tom Swingler
    Executive Producer:
    Alistair Pegg
    Production Co:
    Blast! Films
    First shown:
    16 May 2013; BBC Two

    As the world’s oldest underground rail network turns 150, BBC Two’s The Tube: An Underground History lets today’s TFL staff tell us the story of how the Tube shaped London. From Farringdon station manager Iain who still wrestles with the same track problems faced by his Victorian forebears, to Dylan the Piccadilly line driver salvaging and preserving old station fixtures and fittings, this is the inside story of the Tube’s history in its anniversary year.

Satusfaction Best Science or Natural History Documentary

  • The Burrowers: Animals Underground - Episode 1

    The Burrowers: Animals Underground - Episode 1
    Directors:
    Oliver Page, Kirsty Wilson
    Executive Producers:
    Fiona Pitcher, Edwina Silver
    Series Producer:
    Martin Williams
    Production Co:
    Dragonfly Film and Television Productions
    First shown:
    16 August 2013; BBC Two

    Chris Packham sheds light on the magical underground world of three iconic British animals, badgers, water voles and rabbits. In one of the biggest natural history experiments, he investigates wild burrows to recreate full-scale replicas for the animals to live in and be observed, including the largest man-made rabbit warren and a riverbank for the voles. From birth in winter to their emergence from the burrow in summer, observe fascinating science and new behaviour.

  • David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive 3D

    David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive 3D
    Producer:
    Anthony Geffen
    Director:
    Dan Smith
    Executive Producer:
    Celia Taylor
    Supervising Producer:
    Mike Davis
    Writer:
    David Attenborough
    Production Co:
    Colossus Productions
    First shown:
    1 January 2014; Sky 3D

    Natural History Museum Alive is a BAFTA-winning documentary fulfilling a lifelong dream of David Attenborough’s: to bring the incredible pantheon of the Natural History Museum’s long-extinct creatures to life. Using a groundbreaking collaboration of cutting edge science and astounding CGI, David takes us on a magical 3D journey through the Museum to see the exhibits as they looked when they roamed the planet, allowing him new insights into how these creatures lived and behaved.

  • The Joy of Logic

    The Joy of Logic
    Producer/Director:
    Catherine Gale
    Executive Producer:
    Archie Baron
    Writers:
    Catherine Gale, Prof David Cliff
    Production Co:
    Wingspan Productions
    First shown:
    3 December 2013; BBC Four

    A sharp, witty, mind-expanding and exuberant foray into the world of logic with Computer Scientist Dave Cliff. Following in the footsteps of the award-winning The Joy of Stats and its sequel, Tails You Win - The Science of Chance, The Joy of Logic takes viewers on a new BBC Four roller-coaster ride through philosophy, maths, science and technology all of which, under the bonnet, run on logic.

  • Particle Fever

    Particle Fever
    Director:
    Mark Levinson
    Producers:
    David Kaplan, Mark Levinson, Andrea Miller, Carla Solomon
    Executive Producers:
    Thomas Campbell Jackson, Gerry Ohrstrom
    Production Co:
    Particle Fever, LLC
    First shown:
    14 June 2013; Sheffield Doc/Fest

    Particle Fever tells the inside story behind one of the most significant scientific pursuits of our time – the search for the Higgs boson, the so-called ‘God Particle’, at the Large Hadron Collider outside of Geneva. A celebration of discovery, Particle Fever reveals the very human stories behind this epic quest.

Nyman Libson Paul Best Entertaining Documentary

  • Gogglebox - Episode 2

    Gogglebox - Episode 2
    Director/Producers:
    Production team
    Production Co:
    Studio Lambert
    First shown:
    14 March 2014; Channel 4

    Gogglebox has grown from a small cult hit, to one of the most loved and talked about programmes on television. The audience never knows what they are going to get – the Goggleboxers can say whatever they want, cutting through all PR bullshit and filling the show with humour, honesty and compassion. Brilliantly cast, this wonderful hybrid of fast turnaround documentary, comedy and reality TV is unlike anything else on television.

  • The Great Hip Hop Hoax

    The Great Hip Hop Hoax
    Director:
    Jeanie Finlay
    Producers:
    Al Morrow, Jeanie Finlay
    Executive Producers:
    Stewart le Marechal, Jonny Persey, Jerry Rothwell
    Production Co:
    Glimmer Films, Met Film Productions for BBC Scotland, BBC Storyville and Creative Scotland
    First shown:
    6 September 2013; BBC Two

    Californian hip-hop duo Silibil n' Brains were going to be massive. What no one knew was the pair were really students from Scotland, with fake American accents and made up identities. The Great Hip Hop Hoax is a film about truth, lies and the legacy of faking everything in the desperate pursuit of fame. The American dream, told by people who'd never even been to America.

  • Our Gay Wedding: The Musical

    Our Gay Wedding:  The Musical
    Music and Lyrics:
    Benjamin Till, Nathan Taylor
    Executive Producers:
    Archie Baron, Sean Murphy
    Director/Producers :
    Claire Lewis, Louise Hooper, Ellen Hobson
    OB Director:
    Tim Van Someren
    Production Co:
    Wingspan Productions
    First shown:
    31 March 2014; Channel 4

    Grooms Benjamin Till and Nathan Taylor wrote and staged their entire wedding, on Saturday 29 March 2014, the first day same-sex marriage became legal in England & Wales, as a musical – with sung vows and show-stopping ensembles featuring family, friends and special guests including a heartfelt duet from the grooms’ mums. This historic broadcast was a true TV genre-buster: an as-live television event (broadcast just 48 hours after the wedding), a through-composed musical documentary, a star-studded entertainment show, maybe even a current affairs opera – featuring everyone from Kylie to Ed Miliband, a singing Jon Snow to a singing registrar, Stephen Fry to the London Gay Men’s Chorus.

  • Skint, Episode 1

    Skint, Episode 1
    Director:
    James Bluemel
    Producers:
    Gordon Wilson, Sunshine Jackson
    Executive Producers:
    Katie Buchanan, Andrew Palmer
    Production Co:
    KEO films
    First shown:
    13 May 2013; Channel 4

    Skint tells raw and intimate stories of a group of people living on the Westcliff Estate in Scunthorpe who are in long-term unemployment, have never worked, or are growing up without any expectation of working. Frank and compelling the series highlights the very real issues of poverty; but with characters also revealing their ingenuity, resilience, and love and pride of family.

ENVY Best Documentary Series

  • Bedlam

    Bedlam
    Series Director:
    Dave Nath
    Directors:
    Becky Lomax, Paddy Wivell
    Producers:
    Peter Beard, Alice Mayhall
    Executive Producers:
    Amy Flanagan, Jonathan Smith
    Production Co:
    The Garden Productions
    First shown:
    14 November 2013; Channel 4

    The world's oldest psychiatric institution - the South London and Maudsley - opens its doors in a four-part documentary series challenging the myths, taboos and stigma around mental illness in Britain today. Fifty years ago you'd hardly ever see someone with a mental illness out and about; they were locked away in Victorian-style asylums. Today, in South London, almost 10 times more patients are cared for in their homes than in hospital.

  • Educating Yorkshire

    Educating Yorkshire
    Series Director/Producers:
    David Brindley, Grace Reynolds
    Executive Producers:
    Andrew Mackenzie-Betty, David Clews
    Series Producers:
    David Brindley, Grace Reynolds
    Production Co:
    Twofour Broadcast
    First shown:
    5 September 2013; Channel 4

    Educating Yorkshire is located at the heart of a diverse northern community, offering a fascinating insight into modern school life in the UK. Through 64 fixed rig cameras, the teachers and pupils of Thornhill Community Academy were captured across seven weeks, with additional filming over the academic year. The series intended to provide a diverse audience across the UK a compelling insight into everyday life at a very ordinary, yet extraordinary, comprehensive.

  • Life and Death Row

    Life and Death Row
    Directors:
    Ben Anthony, John Douglas, Graeme McAulay
    Executive Producers:
    Colin Barr, Clare Sillery
    Production Co:
    BBC
    First shown:
    17 March 2014; BBC Three

    With unprecedented access behind the prison walls to meet some of America's youngest Death Row inmates, Life and Death Row examines the lives of young people affected by capital punishment in America. Full of drama, jeopardy and intense emotion, these real life tales provoke fundamental questions about justice, the right to life and the right to kill.

  • Orphans of the Sahara

    Orphans of the Sahara
    Director:
    May Welsh
    Producers:
    May Welsh, Hamid Al Fizazi, Lynn Ferguson, Othman Ag Moham
    Executive Producer:
    Stephen Phelps
    Series Producer:
    May Welsh
    Production Co:
    Al Jazeera English
    First shown:
    16 January 2014; Al Jazeera English

    After decades in exile, Tuaregs who fought for Qathafi return home heavily armed to the deserts of Mali and Niger. Their goal is to carve out an independent Saharan state at the barrel of a gun, only to find al Qaeda also there - with similar aims and weapons, but a completely different agenda. Rebellion in Mali triggers French military intervention to protect their post-colonial interests and the Tuareg struggle for an independent homeland.

Bertha DocHouse Best Cinema Documentary

  • The Act of Killing

    The Act of Killing
    Director:
    Joshua Oppenheimer
    Production Co:
    Final Cut for Real
    First shown:
    13 June 2013; Sheffield Doc/Fest

    In this chilling and inventive documentary, executive produced by Werner Herzog, Errol Morris and André Singer, the unrepentant former members of Indonesian death squads are challenged to re-enact some of their many murders in the style of the American movies they love.

  • Cutie and the Boxer

    Cutie and the Boxer
    Director:
    Zachary Heinzerling
    Production Co:
    Cine Mosaic
    First shown:
    17 October 2013; London Film Festival

    Cutie and the Boxer is a candid New York love story about life and art that explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of renowned “boxing” painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife and artist Noriko.

  • Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

    Pussy Riot:  A Punk Prayer
    Directors:
    Mike Lerner, Maxim Pozdorovkin
    Producer:
    Mike Lerner
    Executive Producers:
    Maxine Franklin, Nick Fraser, Martin Herring, Havana Marking, Nick Quested, Kate Townsend, Christina Willoughby
    Production Co:
    Roast Beef Productions
    First shown:
    20 June 2013; General theatrical release

    Three young women face seven years in a Russian prison for a satirical performance in a Moscow cathedral. But who is really on trial in a case that has gripped the nation and the world beyond – three young artists or the society they live in? Filmed over the course of six months, this film tells the incredible story of three young women: Nadia, Masha and Katia.

  • We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

    We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks
    Director:
    Alex Gibney
    Production Co:
    Jigsaw & Global Produce Production
    First shown:
    12 July 2013; General theatrical release

    We Steal Secrets details the creation of Julian Assange’s controversial website, which facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history. Hailed by some as a free-speech hero and others as a traitor and terrorist, the enigmatic Assange’s rise and fall are paralleled with that of PFC Bradley Manning, the brilliant, troubled young soldier who downloaded hundreds of thousands of documents from classified US military and diplomatic servers, revealing the behind-the-scenes workings of the government’s international diplomacy and military strategy.

CTVC Best Newcomer Documentary

  • Algorithms

    Algorithms
    Director:
    Ian McDonald
    Producer:
    Geetha J.
    Writers:
    Ian McDonald, Geetha J.
    Production Co:
    AkamPuram
    First shown:
    16 June 2013; RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film, Edinburgh

    In India, a group of boys dream of becoming Chess Masters, driven by a man with a vision. But this is no ordinary chess and these are no ordinary players. Algorithms is a documentary on the thriving but little known world of Blind Chess in India. Shot over three years, Ian McDonald travels with the young players to championships in India and abroad, and visits them in their home milieu where they reveal their struggle, anxieties and hopes.

  • The Joy of Logic

    The Joy of Logic
    Director/Producer:
    Catherine Gale
    Executive Producer:
    Archie Baron
    Writers:
    Catherine Gale, Prof David Cliff
    Production Co:
    Wingspan Productions
    First shown:
    3 December 2013; BBC Four

    A sharp, witty, mind-expanding and exuberant foray into the world of logic with Computer Scientist Dave Cliff. Following in the footsteps of the award-winning The Joy of Stats and its sequel, Tails You Win - The Science of Chance, The Joy of Logic takes viewers on a new BBC Four roller-coaster ride through philosophy, maths, science and technology all of which, under the bonnet, run on logic.

  • Last Chance School

    Last Chance School
    Director:
    Marc Williamson
    Producer:
    Emma Lamont
    Executive Producers:
    Ruth Kelly, Morgan Matthews
    Production Co:
    Minnow Films
    First shown:
    29 April 2014; Channel 4

    A moving and beautifully crafted film following three boys at a specialist boarding school for kids with emotional and behavioural difficulties. Shot from their perspective, we take an intimate and privileged look beneath the bad behaviour as they try to work through some of their difficulties during a turbulent term.

  • The Man Whose Mind Exploded

    The Man Whose Mind Exploded
    Director:
    Toby Amies
    Producers:
    Rob Alexander, Tobie Amies, Kat Mansoor
    Executive Proucers:
    Daisy Asquith, Dunstan Bruce
    Production Co:
    A Succulent Pictures/perfectmotion production in association with Dandy Films
    First shown:
    13 June 2013; Sheffield Doc/Fest

    Drako Oho Zahazar danced at the Folies Bergeres and through a life as exotic as his name. A model for Dali and dealer for Keith Richards, Drako made the world his stage. His fantastic voyage ended in a car accident that robbed him of his looks, and his ability to remember. Over the course of four years, Toby Amies tries to understand his life and extraordinary way of dealing with the world in which he now exists.

Sky Atlantic Best Student Documentary

  • I'm lonely down here, Elvis

    I'm lonely down here, Elvis
    Director:
    Anne Hovad Fischer
    Production Co:
    Goldsmiths College
    First shown:
    6 July 2013; University/College screening

    Steve Dior is an ex-punk musician who has returned to London after spending the last twenty years in the USA. His family owns and lives in a decayed hotel in Kensington, which turns out to be a lonely place full of ghosts he needs to face - from his heroine addiction to the suicide of his younger brother – making it difficult to fulfil his dream for a comeback on stage.

  • Made Of Steel

    Made Of Steel
    Directors:
    Sam Oldmeadow, Jack Maddox
    Producer:
    Jack Maddox
    Production Co:
    University Of Gloucestershire
    First shown:
    16 January 2014; Community Channel

    This documentary follows a team of athletes as they compete at the National Junior Championships, a Wheelchair Basketball tournament that involves players from across the UK.

  • Side by Side

    Side by Side
    Director:
    Jack Warrender
    Production Co:
    National Film and Television School
    First shown:
    26 February 2014; BFI Southbank

    On the banks of the Dee River, in the North of Scotland, is a Camphill Community where volunteer live alongside children with special needs. Seen from the outside the patience, dedication and energy of the volunteers are nothing short of saintly. But Side by Side allows the audience an honest view from within, of the volunteers’ own special need for community life.

  • Sing Your Heart Out

    Sing Your Heart Out
    Director:
    Peter Akar
    Production Co:
    National Film and Television School
    First shown:
    26 February 2014; BFI Southbank

    Sing Your Heart Out is a bittersweet documentary musical about an unusual choir in Hackney – it is a choir for people dealing with depression. Their stories and issues are diverse, but it is one reason that brings them together: they want to improve their mental health with the power of music. Their energetic jazz-singer leader is trying to put together a performance before he moves back to New York.

Stockroom Archive Management Documentary Presenter of the Year

  • ARTHUR WILLIAMS for The Plane That Saved Britain

    ARTHUR WILLIAMS
    Production Co:
    Blast! Films
    First shown:
    5 June 2013; Channel 4

    Arthur Williams is a TV natural. A former Royal Marine, who had a car crash which left him disabled, he went on to qualify as a private pilot. His innate enthusiasm for flying, for military history, and for the men who flew in the RAF during the war, shines through in this film. He is a young man who is fascinated by the achievements of the old men who helped to save Britain when they were his age. He easily explains the technical challenges of flying a wooden bomber. He carries you through the narrative deftly. And when he gets his hands on the controls of the last surviving Mosquito in the world, the emotion of the moment overwhelms him – and you understand what was so special about these planes.

  • MICHAEL MOSLEY for Pain, Pus and Poison: The Search for Modern Medicines

    MICHAEL MOSLEY
    Production Co:
    BBC
    First shown:
    3 October 2013; BBC Four

    Michael Mosley tells the extraordinary story of how the world’s most useful and valuable drugs were created. Pain, Pus and Poison tells of how our search to cure ourselves of anything from the most common, to the most life threatening of ailments, has led to a profound understanding of chemistry, and how we discovered some of the most widely used products on the planet – pharmaceuticals. It’s a story of revelation and genius, and a story that ultimately has transformed – and saved - the lives of millions of people across the planet, lives that are now lived longer and healthier than at any time in our history.

  • RUPERT EVERETT for Love for Sale with Rupert Everett

    RUPERT EVERETT
    Production Co:
    Swan Films
    First shown:
    28 April 2014; Channel 4

    In Love for Sale, Rupert Everett tackled a subject usually shrouded in prurience, lazy moralising and mealy-mouthed hypocrisy: prostitution. "So how is country whoring?" might not be a Panorama journalist's opening salvo to an Exeter-based escort and mother-of-two, but it exemplifies his uniquely personal approach - empathetic, witty, and able instantly to establish rapport with the people he met. Prostitutes are some of the most marginalised and stigmatised people in Britain, and they rarely get the chance on British television to speak about their lives with honesty and dignity. By instinctively finding their wavelength, Everett gave them that opportunity. It is one of the most important gifts, indeed rights, that documentary can bestow.

  • STEPHEN FRY for Out There

    STEPHEN FRY
    Production Co:
    Sprout Pictures, Maverick Television
    First shown:
    16 October 2013; BBC Two

    A two-part documentary series exploring first-hand how the lives of men and women in different communities across the globe have been impacted by their sexuality. Contemplating his own experience as a gay man in the spotlight, Stephen Fry sets out to discover what lies beneath people’s prejudices and why some people feel so threatened by homosexuality. Trailing North and South America, Africa, Asia and Russia, Stephen meets people working hard to improve the rights of LGBT communities, whilst also confronting those who strongly oppose gay rights. As well as uncovering the difficulties faced by many gay people the world over, Stephen’s journey also reveals an inspiring story of bravery and resilience, celebrating the triumph of love in the face of adversity.

Radio Times Readers’ Choice Award

  • Bedlam

    Bedlam
    Series Director:
    Dave Nath
    Directors:
    Becky Lomax, Paddy Wivell
    Producers:
    Peter Beard, Alice Mayhall
    Executive Producers:
    Amy Flanagan, Jonathan Smith
    Production Co:
    The Garden Productions
    First shown:
    14 November 2013; Channel 4

    The world's oldest psychiatric institution - the South London and Maudsley - opens its doors in a four-part documentary series challenging the myths, taboos and stigma around mental illness in Britain today. Fifty years ago you'd hardly ever see someone with a mental illness out and about; they were locked away in Victorian-style asylums. Today, in South London, almost 10 times more patients are cared for in their homes than in hospital.

  • Benefits Street

    Benefits Street
    Directors:
    Kaaj Mehta, Matt D'Arcy, Phil Turner
    Producers:
    Gerry Callaghan, Luke Proctor, Ekta Walia
    Executive Producers:
    Kieran Smith, Richard McKerrow, Trish Powell
    Series Producer:
    Kevin Hull
    Production Co:
    Love Productions
    First shown:
    6 January 2014; Channel 4

    This observational documentary series reveals the reality of life on benefits, as the residents of one of Britain’s most benefit-dependent streets invite cameras into their tight-knit community. It’s a place where residents face challenges such as bringing up children in poverty, low levels of education and training, drug and alcohol dependency, and crime. But it also has a strong sense of community where small acts of kindness can go a long way.

  • Educating Yorkshire

    Educating Yorkshire
    Series Director/Producers:
    David Brindley, Grace Reynolds
    Executive Producers:
    Andrew Mackenzie-Betty, David Clews
    Series Producers:
    David Brindley, Grace Reynolds
    Production Co:
    Twofour Broadcast
    First shown:
    5 September 2013; Channel 4

    Educating Yorkshire is located at the heart of a diverse northern community, offering a fascinating insight into modern school life in the UK. Through 64 fixed rig cameras, the teachers and pupils of Thornhill Community Academy were captured across seven weeks, with additional filming over the academic year. The series intended to provide a diverse audience across the UK a compelling insight into everyday life at a very ordinary, yet extraordinary, comprehensive.

  • Horizon: The Secret Life of the Cat

    Horizon:  The Secret Life of the Cat
    Director/Producer:
    Helen Sage
    Executive Producer:
    Aidan Laverty
    Series Producer:
    Zoe Heron
    Production Co:
    BBC
    First shown:
    13 June 2013; BBC Two

    Horizon: The Secret Life of the Cat discovers what your cat really gets up to when it leaves the cat flap. In an ambitious and ground-breaking experiment, 50 cats from a village in Surrey are tagged with GPS collars and their every movement is recorded, day and night, over one week as they hunt in our backyards and patrol the garden fences and hedgerows.The cats are fitted with specially developed cat-cams which reveal their unique view of our world. You may think you know your pet - but their lives are more surprising than we thought. We show how they hunt and fight and the surprising strategies they use to get along. And most intriguing of all we reveal a community of cats that are changing and evolving to be the kind of pets we want them to be.

  • Long Lost Family

    Long Lost Family
    Directors:
    Sally Benton, Clare Bradbury, Kate Scholefield, Juliet Singer
    Executive Producer:
    Duncan Coates
    Series Producer:
    Kate Scholefield
    Production Co:
    Wall to Wall
    First shown:
    17 June 2013; ITV

    In June 2013, the award-winning series Long Lost Family returned with more incredible stories of people desperate to find missing family members, some of whom had been ‘lost’ for decades. As Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell followed the trail of people no one else had been able to trace, our searches took us all over the world, uncovering extraordinary and heart-breaking family secrets that have overshadowed entire lives.

  • Pain, Pus and Poison: The Search for Modern Medicines

    Pain, Pus and Poison:  The Search for Modern Medicines
    Director/Producer:
    Alex Freeman, Ben Crichton, Giles Harrison
    Executive Producer:
    Tina Fletcher-Hill
    Series Producer:
    Steve Crabtree
    Production Co:
    BBC
    First shown:
    3 October 2013; BBC Four

    Michael Mosley tells the extraordinary story of how the world’s most useful and valuable drugs were created. Pain, Pus and Poison tells of how our search to cure ourselves of anything from the most common, to the most life threatening of ailments, has led to a profound understanding of chemistry, and how we discovered some of the most widely used products on the planet – pharmaceuticals. It’s a story of revelation and genius, and a story that ultimately has transformed – and saved - the lives of millions of people across the planet, lives that are now lived longer and healthier than at any time in our history.

Grierson Trustees' Award

  • Alex Graham

    Alex Graham

    In 1987 Alex co-founded Wall to Wall and was CEO from 1997 to 2013. Through his company, he has produced a remarkable range of popular and critically acclaimed programming from hit series like New Tricks, Long Lost Family and The Voice UK to award‑winning films like A Rather English Marriage and Man on Wire. Alex created two of Wall to Wall’s groundbreaking history series – The 1900 House and Who Do You Think You Are? Real Screen magazine’s poll placed Wall to Wall as one of the top seven companies in the world. Its programmes have won almost every major television award on both sides of the Atlantic and in 2009, the company’s first feature documentary – Man on Wire – won the Academy Award for best documentary. Alex is currently Chairman of Sheffield Doc/Fest.