The Grierson Awards 2005: Winners



BMGZomba Award for Best Documentary on a Contemporary Issue

Sisters in Law

Sisters in Law

  • Directors:Kim Longinotto & Florence Ayisi
  • Producer:Kim Longinotto
  • Production Cº:Vixen FilmsBirds Eye FilmChannel 4

Best Documentary on the Arts

South Bank Show - Robert Frank

South Bank Show - Robert Frank

  • Director/Producer:Gerald Fox
  • Production Cº:Granada ArtsITV1

Best Historical Documentary

Surprising Beginnings

Auschwitz: The Nazis & The ‘Final Solution’ - episode 1 'Surprising Beginnings'

  • Directors:Detlef Siebert, Dominic Sutherland, Laurence Rees
  • Producer:Laurence Rees
  • Production Cº:BBC/KCETBBC Two

Best Documentary on Science or the Natural World

Tales of the Last River Rat

The Natural World: Mississippi - Tales of the Last River Rat

  • Director/Producer:Andrew Graham Brown
  • Production Cº:BBC/KCETBBC Two

The Frontier Post Award for Most Entertaining Documentary

Bye Bye Happiness

Bye Bye Happiness

  • Director:Oli Barry
  • Producer:Paula Campion
  • Production Cº:Talkback ProductionsBBC Three

Best Drama Documentary



  • Director:Robin Sheppard
  • Producer:Polly Hill
  • Production Cº:BBCBBC One

UK Film Council Award for Best International Cinema Documentary

My Architect

My Architect

  • Director:Nathaniel Kahn
  • Producers:Susan Ros Behr, Nathaniel Kahn

The Bloomberg Award For Best Newcomer

Send Me Somewhere Special

Darren HercherSend Me Somewhere Special

  • Director:Darren Hercher
  • Production Cº:Fulcrum TVBBC Three

Trustees' Award

Nick Fraser

Nick Fraser

The Grierson Trust was delighted to present the Trustees' Award, which recognises an outstanding contribution to the art of documentary, to Nick Fraser, Editor of the BBC’s Storyville Strand. The award was presented by filmmaker Ben Lewis.

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