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Paul Watson: A Life in Television

3 January 2012
Special Award winner, Paul Watson.

Watch the subversive 'father of reality TV' behind Malcolm And Barbara and The Fishing Party speak about his films in this BAFTA Guru video.

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The full length Paul Watson interview video is available to watch now on BAFTA Guru.

Known as the ‘father of reality TV’ for his series The Family in 1974, Watson went on to produce some of the most memorable documentaries of the last thirty years. His films include Sylvania Waters, Rain in My Heart, Malcolm and Barbara and The Fishing Party, a film Watson proudly describes as 'Margaret Thatcher’s least favourite film'.

I'm trying to fuel the conscious knowledge of people who vote about the society in which we live.

In this video, available to watch in full on BAFTA Guru, Watson speaks to Peter Dale about his aims and working methods as well as the current trends of reality television.

Watch the Paul Watson interview now on BAFTA Guru

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