- McLibel -
Re: It's a drama - it doesn't have to be accurate
Posted by: Nigel ( UK ) on May 22, 1997 at 09:32:29:
In Reply to: It's a drama - it doesn't have to be accurate posted by Julia on May 18, 1997 at 15:13:52:
> TV is TV - while the words spoken are almost certainly acurate - the portrayal
> of the characters is obviously manipulated to make for interesting television.
> If you want to know what Helen and Dave (or even Mr Rampton or Justice Bell)
> are really like I suggest you meet them face to face.
...although I read in Friday's Guardian review that Franny Armstrong has made a 'new style' documentary (NYPD Blue camera shaking?) with the real Helen and Dave (McD's staff played by actors - Rampton et.al. declined to cooperate) including hidden camera footage of McD's meetings and stuff - this should give a real flavour of those involved, but she is having trouble finding a taker in Britain - perhaps it'll gather some more interest after the verdict.