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Insightful documentary makes history for S4C.

A Welsh TV documentary has been nominated for the Grierson Awards, which recognise innovative documentary-making.

This is the first time an S4C programme has been recognised by the awards, now in their 42nd year and regarded as the Oscars of documentary-making.

Gwirionedd y Galon: Dr John Davies is nominated in the Best Arts Film category. The shortlist will be whittled down further in September prior to the awards ceremony at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, on November 3. S4C's powerful documentary profiles one of Wales' most prominent historians. Celebrating his 75th birthday, Davies reflects on his life and gives an insight into his innermost thoughts.

Viewers follow him for six days in Grangetown, Cardiff; Treorchy in the Rhondda; and at his cottage in Ceredigion.

Lorraine Heggessey, chairman of the Grierson Trust, said: "We have an amazingly strong year, with each category jammed with a variety of powerful, impactful and memorable films."

The production team behind Gwirionedd y Galon: Dr John Davies is Swansea-based Telesgop.

Producer Dyfrig Davies said:"I'm very proud of the team that worked hard on the film, from the commissioning, preparing, shooting, producing and editing, and I see the award as recognition of the greatness of Dr John Davies as a historian and as a person."

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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Aug 2, 2014
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