Big Brother: The Inside Story

Big Brother: The Inside Story : The completely unauthorised, unofficial TRUTH behind the reality as told by those who lived it

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Never before have we had a candid account of what it's really like to be part of the cultural phenomenon that is Big Brother. Now entering its seventh year, Big Brother is an annual event on British TV. It generates a huge amount of press and shines a spotlight on the state of Britain today. But what do the producers really do? Have they got a hidden agenda? Do they edit to create characters? How do the media manipulate our opinions? Can they really make or break a star? And what do the contestants think? Do they feel used or do they relish the opportunity? What is life after the show like for them? Would they recommend it to others? Narinder Kaur, a former Big Brother contestant, has travelled the country speaking with past contestants from all series as well as with TV producers and the media. Now, for the first time, we hear their thoughts, in their own words. This is the truth behind the reality.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 362.88g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 1x8 colour illustration section
  • 0753512947
  • 9780753512944
  • 2,137,723

About Narinder Kaur

Narinder Kaur was the first Asian ever to enter the most famous house in Britain. She went into the house in Series 2 and has remained firm friends with the series winner Brian Dowling as well as many other contestants. She now lives in North London. This is her first book.show more

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In the year 2000 Big Brother exploded onto our TV screens and instantly changed TV forever. It changed the way we watched it and the way we interacted with it. No longer were the public just viewers, they became participants too. At first it was documentary-like but it soon became a living, breathing soap opera. Year by year the characters became more bizarre, the hunger for fame increased and the stakes became higher. Now, 7 years on, Narinder Kaur, an ex-housemate from series 2, looks back at how this extraordinary TV programme has shaped the lives of those who made it onto our screens and became part of our lives for a few weeks each summer. Did they find fame, fortune and happiness or have they drifted back to the privacy of their own lives? For the first time, many of the ex-housemates have given completely candid accounts of their time in the house and their experiences on leaving it. We also hear from the media who report on it year after year and the TV producers who create the cast of characters we come to love and hate. Narinder Kaur has woven these previously untold stories together to create a funny, honest and insightful depiction of the TV phenomenon that is Big Brother. Big Brother: The Inside Story brings you the reality behind the reality.show more

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