Alastair Fothergill awarded 2017 BBC Grierson Trustees’ Award

Lorraine Heggessey presented the award saying: “Alastair Fothergill has transformed the natural history genre and through his enduring partnership with David Attenborough, has created some of the most memorable television moments of all time. He is one of the most talented people in our industry, a pioneer whose ambition makes him soar to ever greater heights, who constantly innovates and find new ways of engaging the audience – and whose passion for his subject is inspirational. He has redefined landmark series not just for his own genre, but for all specialist factual and with the exception of Sir David Attenborough, few individuals have had such an impact on the wildlife film-making industry on the small and big screen.