Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan will provide an insight into tabloid newspapers during BBC1’s spring/summer schedules with Tabloid Tales, which will examine the “complex relationships between the stars who hit the headlines and the journalists who write them”.
Morgan’s programme will examine the links between the tabloid press and celebrities using eyewitness accounts from journalists and their editors, friends, foes and family members.
He will also look at how “Fleet Street’s finest” expose the truth behind stories and show how they go about covering them.
Also on the documentary front will be Watching The Detectives, a series that looks at the inner workings of Britain’s criminal justice system.
The series, which took four years to make, claims to have obtained unique access to the police, forensic scientists and the Crown Prosecution Service.
Another documentary, Welcome to Britain, looks at Britain’s response to global migration, with access to the Home Office and Immigration and Nationality Directorate (IND), refugee organisations, social services and asylum seekers.
By Wale Azeez