The New Home Movies (It’s A Very Big Show)

“Today’s cash-rich, time-poor masters of the universe have found a new and creative way to preserve their family history. Welcome to the age of the professionally produced family movie, where budgets almost rival broadcast TV productions. Well-heeled City bankers, consultants and the like are spending as much as £40,000 on having experienced TV crews shoot biographical documentaries about their own family, for private viewing. These productions – some 200 a year are being made by the leading company in the field – are put together with all the skill, resources and production values of proper documentary television.”