Hugh’s Fish Fight wins Grierson Award


Hugh’s Fish Fight was named Best Documentary Series at the Grierson British Documentary Awards in London (November 1).

Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall at the Grierson Awards 2011The Grierson Awards commemorate the pioneering Scottish documentary filmmaker John Grierson (1898 – 1972), famous for Drifters and Night Mail and the man widely regarded as the father of the documentary.

“It’s great to win another award for the Fish Fight series, and the Griersons are the ones that every serious documentary maker wants to win,” said Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

“But to be honest, I’m sure this would not have happened if it wasn’t for the amazing support for the campaign shown by our fabulous fish fighters,” he added.

“So thank you once again, all 765,176 of you!

“And please keep spreading the word.”


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