Awards ceremony

Rob Rinder will host the 47th British Documentary Awards at a star-studded event at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London on Thursday, 14 November.

Our host, Robert Rinder is a professional barrister whois best known for his ITV1 British reality court show Judge Rinder which sees real life cases adjudicated over in a studio courtroom. The show has been airing since 2014 and can be watched daily on ITV1. He also presents Judge Rinder's Crime Stories which is now in its third series and lifts the lid on some of Britain's worst ever crimes. In 2017, Robert also re-launched Crown Court on ITV1, newly named Judge Rinder's Crown Court after a 30-year hiatus.

Off the screen, in 2015 and 2016 Robert hosted his own BBC Radio 5 Live series Raising the Bar which he started with a discussion with the former Lord Chief Justice, Lord Judge.

In 2016, Robert competed on the 14th series of Strictly Come Dancing making it to all the way to week 11 and ending the competition in fifth place.

Robert went on a life-changing experience when he took part in BBC One’s Who Do You Think You Are?. Robert’s emotional journey saw him follow the story of his grandfather, a Holocaust survivor, as well as investigating the dark mystery surrounding his great-grandfather. The episode was watched by 8 million people and was the highest-rated episode of the whole series.

Rob also released his own book Rinder Rules in 2014 which successfully highlights a simple guide to making the law work for you - whoever you are! He is also a columnist for The Sun and the London Evening Standard.

In 2019 Rob began hosting the new Channel 4 show The Rob Rinder Verdict the topical comedy show that sees him taking a swipe at the news in his own inimitable way.


The Awards take place at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX.

The evening begins at 6.00 pm with a drinks reception after which guests will take their seats in the auditorium for the awards ceremony. The ceremony is followed by a hot buffet supper and party which ends at 1.00 am.

Tickets cost £160 + VAT (£192inclusive of VAT)

The dress code is smart, but not formal.

6.00 pm
Drinks reception
7.15 pm
Awards ceremony
9.15 pm

After-party and supper
Music provided by Audio Network
01.00 am
Evening ends

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