- Past awards
The 2013 British Documentary Awards took place at the Queen Elizabeth Hall at London’s Southbank Centre on Monday, 4 November 2013. The ceremony was hosted by Caludia Winkleman.
The 2012 British Documentary Awards took place at The Empire Leicester Square, London on Tuesday, 6th November 2012. The ceremony was hosted by Grayson Perry.
The 2011 British Documentary Awards took place at the BFI Southbank London on Tuesday, 1st November 2011. The ceremony was hosted by Mariella Frostrup.
The 2010 Grierson Awards was presented at the BFI Southbank, London on Tuesday, 2 November 2010 and was hosted by author and presenter, Sandi Toksvig.
Andrew Marr presented the 2009 British Documentary Awards at the BFI Southbank, London on Tuesday, 3 November at which Norma Percy was presented with The Trustees’ Award.
The 2008 British Documentary Awards took place at the Royal Institution London on Thursday, 20th November 2008, in a ceremony hosted by Sue Perkins and Giles Coren.
Savoy Place, London was the venue for the 2007 British Documentary Awards on Friday, 23 November 2007. Nick Ross presented the awards and Paul Watson was the recipient of the Trustees' Award.
The 2006 British Documentary Awards were presented at The Royal Geographical Society, London on Friday, 17 November. Rageh Omaar presented the awards, which were televised by BBC Four for the fifth successive year.
The British Documentary Awards 2005 were presented at the Royal Institution in London on Sunday, 27 November 2005, in a ceremony hosted by the Right Honourable Michael Portillo and were broadcast on BBC Four the following day.
Bloomberg's London headquarters was the venue for the 2004 British Documentary Awards, which were presented on Monday, 8 November 2004 by Ian Hislop.
Esther Rantzen presented the 2003 British Documentary Awards at the newly opened City Hall in London on Monday, 17 November.
Sir David Attenborough was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at Grierson 2002. The awards were presented by Michael Palin on Tuesday, 12 November at BAFTA, London.
The Grierson Awards 2000/01 were presented at BAFTA, London on Wednesday, 14 November 2001 by Sir David Frost. There were awards in five categories, as well as Lifetime Achievement Awards for Alan Whicker and Desmond Wilcox.
Grierson 1972 - 1999
Between 1971 and 1999 just one award was presented for the best documentary of each year. In 1998 Michael Apted was presented with the first Lifetime Ahievement Award.
London Film Festival Grierson Award
Winners of the Grierson Award for best documentary shown at the Times BFI London Film Festival...