The Great Reality TV Swindle // Factual Entertainment // Channel 4
We gained extraordinary access to this story which continued to develop as we were filming it. 30 people gave up their homes, their jobs, and said goodbye to loved-ones believing they were going to be the stars of a new reality TV show. In fact the show only existed in the mind of one person - an ambitious young man, whose production office was in truth his friend's bedside table. Within days of broadcast our programme had spawned international media coverage and several conspiracy theories. Made for Channel 4.
'In a bizarre twist of fate, the contestants of a fake reality show now find themselves the stars of a real reality TV show.' Variety
'Breathtaking, the truth about reality TV is stranger than the lot' The Guardian
'Fascinating and disturbing' The Sun