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TV Q&A: Make Me Famous
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TV Q&A: Make Me Famous

  • Calendar icon Tue 23 Jun 2020, 6:30pm
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Q&A with writer Reggie Yates, Executive Producer Colin Barr and actors Tom Brittney and Emma Rigby on the new BBC drama, exploring the impact and consequences of fast fame on reality TV contestants.

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The new 60 minute drama, written by Reggie Yates, explores the impact and consequences of fast fame on reality TV contestants.

When Billy (Tom Brittney) succeeds in impressing the producers of a fictional constructed-reality show, he believes his life is set to change forever. A year after the show has aired, while some of Billy’s co-stars’ careers are thriving, he struggles to balance the afterglow of fame, social media, and tabloid kiss & tells, and the resulting assumptions people have made about his character - forcing deep vulnerabilities to the surface.

The cast includes Amanda Abbington, Aiysha Hart, Nina Sosanya, Emma Rigby, Trieve Blackwood-Cambridge and Tilly Keeper. Produced by Expectation, it was commissioned by Fiona Campbell, Controller BBC Three, and Clare Sillery, Head Of Commissioning, Documentaries. The Executive Producers for Expectation are BAFTA winners Colin Barr and Sue Horth (Damilola, Our Loved Boy, Our World War, My Murder). It has been written by Reggie Yates, directed by Peter King and produced by Margaret Conway. The series will air on BBC Three / BBC i-player on Wednesday 17th June.

With thanks to BBC