I’m ready for my close-up: John Grierson and the Creative Treatment of Actuality

Martin Williams produced this programme focusing on the work of John Grierson. Grierson spearheaded the British Documentary Film Movement in the years before WWII. Featuring interviews with Ian Aitken, author of Film and Reform (Routledge 1990), Realist Film Theory and Cinema (Manchester University Press 2006) and editor of the Encyclopaedia of Documentary Film (Routledge 2005) and Brian Winston, author of Claiming the Real (BFI 1995) and Lies, Damned Lies and Documentary (BFI 2001).

Links: Wikipedia page on John Grierson
The John Grierson Trust

Originally broadcast 25th May 2006 (mp3 format, 27mb)