Warning message

The subscription service is currently unavailable. Please try again later.

Is Structured Reality Corrupting Documentary?

As shows such as The Only Way Is Essex, Made in Chelsea and Desperate Scousewives rise in popularity, how is the grammar and craft of documentary changing? BAFTA gathered an industry panel to debate the pros and cons.

Event recorded on 17 April 2012.

Simon Dickson (Creative Director of Dragonfly Film and Television Productions and former Deputy Head of Documentaries at Channel 4) chaired the panel which included:

Molly Dineen, one of Britain's most acclaimed contemporary documentary filmmakers.

Brian Hill, Managing Director of Century Films.

Claire Faragher, a freelance exec producer whose recent work includes Mary’s Bottom Line and My Phone Sex Secrets (2012).

Richard McKerrow, Creative and Managing Director of Love Productions.