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A documentary about Bobby Fischer has won a top prize at the Grierson Trust's British Documentary Awards. Bobby Fischer Against the World chronicled the life of the chess grandmaster until his death in 2008. It was awarded the 'Best Cinema Documentary' trophy at the ceremony in London, hosted by Grayson Perry. BBC Two's film about author Terry Pratchett and assisted suicide was awarded the 'Best Contemporary UK Documentary'. 'Best Series' went to BBC Two's Protecting Our Children, a programme that focused on social workers in Bristol. The awards were dedicated to Scottish director John Grierson, and marked its 40th anniversary this year. Entries for the awards needed to have had the first UK screening between May 1, 2011 and April 30, 2012 to be considered for an award. Judging (more) »


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