Fresh from his blistering Edinburgh TV Festival MacTaggart lecture, David Olusoga has two BBC2 programmes in the running at this year’s Grierson Awards.
Twenty Twenty's Olusoga-fronted social history series A House Through Time is nominated for best historical documentary, facing Blast! Films’ Channel 4 series Jade: The Reality Star Who Changed Britain, Netflix’s Crip Camp and theatrical release Apollo 11.
Meanwhile, Olusoga is up for best documentary presenter for The Unwanted: The Secret Windrush Files, produced by his indie Uplands Television. He is up against Emily Maitlis for her Newsnight special with Prince Andrew, and two BBC3 presenters: Mobeen Azhar for Hometown: A Killing and Stacey Dooley for her doc On The Psych Ward.
Meanwhile, Hometown: A Killing and Jade: The Reality Star Who Changed Britain also make the cut in the best documentary series category, opposite Netflix productions The Devil Next Door and Don’t F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer.
The best single documentary – domestic category comprises Candour Productions’ Channel 4 film The Family Secret; Channel 5’s Suicidal: In Our Own Words, produced by Proper Content; Lightbox’s Netflix doc Tell me Who I Am; and BBC2’s War in the Blood, from Minnow Films.
The Talent Manager is one of the sponsors of the Grierson Awards, which are due to take place at London’s Southbank Centre on 10 November, Covid-19 restrictions permitting.
For a full list of nominations, click here
Photo credit: BBC/Uplands Television Limited/Tim Kirby