Ross Kemp's masterly documentary


By Stephen Pollard
January 11, 2010
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Fraser Nelson gets it bang on, writing about last night's Ross Kemp documentary on Israel:

Sky has again given the BBC a lesson in how to produce documentaries. Ross Kemp in Israel last night was superb: not just grippingly produced, but actually balanced. 

...Kemp presented one of the best, most insightful and balanced piece of
television I have seen explaining Israel’s unique situation. The BBC
could have done the Gaza half of his story (on YouTube now), but the Israel side is something you’d be lucky to see on Auntie.

The first part, on Hamas, was stunningly good. Do look at it at the link above.

 

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Jonathan Hoffman

Mon, 01/11/2010 - 16:09

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How ironic that despite its Charter obligation to be balanced, it is unimaginable that the BBC would ever make this kind of documentary ...


gordon bennett

Mon, 01/11/2010 - 16:20

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Only in your opinion, Jonathan, only in your opinion...The Ross Kemp attitude to documentaries was best summed up in the Impression Show thus:
Ross Kemp Meets the Brownies


Jon_i_Cohen

Mon, 01/11/2010 - 16:52

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Exactly Stephen! spot on.
A real lesson for Jeremy Bowen et al in how to make a balanced documentary.
Part 1 & Part 2 both very good and impartial, just stating the case as Kemp saw it on the ground.


moshetzarfati2 (not verified)

Mon, 01/11/2010 - 17:01

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I was waiting for him to shout: "Phil, we better get these muppets aht ov ahr pub!"


DLeigh-Ellis

Mon, 01/11/2010 - 17:06

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Perhaps i'm misunderstanding but the attitude of the cited blog seems to be, that the Israel part is balanced but the 'bbc could have done the Gaza half of his story' (this I'm guessing being a criticism of the BBC and their alleged bias.)

I thought the point of a balanced documentary was that both sides are shown in a critical manner?

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