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Date: 07 September 2006 12:35 +0100
From: Anna Shaw @ sotelevision.co.uk
Subject: Tv Enquiry
Dear Anthropology Department,
I am contacting you from a television production company and I was wondering if you might be able to help me. I am developing a series for Channel 4 with our presenter, Justin Lee Collins, exploring unusual and fascinating communities. In a similar vein to the Louis Theroux programmes, it will be more a comedy anthropology series. I thought it would be advisable to contact the experts first off, to find out whether you feel there are any groups of people who would be suitable for such a programme. There is nothing more unbearable than when tv crews charge into remote communities for all the wrong reasons. Any advice or direction you could give me would be invaluable.
Many thanks and best wishes,
Ha ha – So Television. Great letter – [my italics].
This person should first make a programme about anthropologists – a strange remote community.
Then make one about TV executives who come up with stupid ideas like
making ‘comedy anthropology’ programmes.
Can you imagine what the planning meeting on this one was like?
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha