Another day, another TV researcher asking
“Do you think we could pick your brains? Come film? Find out everything you know?”
“Sure. What’s the fee?”
“Oh I’m afraid we don’t have a budget.”
“Oh I can’t afford it”
You work in TV and you haven’t got 25 quid to book a place? What’s that about?
“haha I’m not a documentary maker” said the impoverished young ‘producer’ “I make entertainment. In fact you probably wouldn’t be very good for our show. You are too professional. It’s all about the journey you see. We want viewers to engage with the journey. You are further along the journey. We want tears, frustration, panic. 24 hours to turn your home into a restaurant. That kind of thing”.
“If you want to become a housemate you must find someone who is willing to have their eyebrows shaved off and have glasses and a moustache drawn on them with an indelible pen. You have three minutes.”