The Big Story comes as a timely and highly topical satire on the television industry, where the words ‘truth’ and ‘reality’ have quite different meanings.
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A new editor has arrived at the BBC’s current affairs programme Worldweek with a brief to take it down market and up ratings. When he learns that one of his journalists has been abducted by rebels on a remote Philippine island, he sees an opportunity for a big story and despatches self-regarding reporter Damien Street, in the company of his ambitious researcher Olivia, to investigate. “Do you think Stanley went looking for Livingstone out of the goodness of his heart? No, mate. He went looking for Livingstone for a newspaper. For a story. And that’s what we’re going to do.”
But he doesn’t count on the competition from freelance reporter Gerry Harris, who’s sold the same idea to Channel 4….and who’s not above a little deception.
The Big Story takes the lid off the world of factual programming in a fast-paced and witty satire. It’s a tale of truth, temptation and the journalist’s eternal willingness to compromise principle in pursuit of a good story. Never let the facts get in the way.