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Fly on the wall documentaries

News The question

This Sunday sees the long-awaited UK screening of the docu-soap The Osbournes, following the tumultuous family life of ageing Brummie rocker Ozzy Osbourne. The show has smashed the ratings in the US, and won Ozzy himself dinner with President Bush. So we ask: where would you like to see the fly-on-thewall cameras appear next?

The most useful place for a fly on the wall series would be Number 10 Downing Street. This would serve the triple purpose of saving the huge sums wasted on spin doctors, letting us see for ourselves what the people we pay for are actually up to and, as a benefit to the government, restoring the voters' trust. Because they couldn't get up to anything untoward, could they?

Tom Moss, 63, projects director, Hertfordshire

I would put the cameras in the editorial offices of those newspapers and TV stations which are sufficiently dumbeddown to consider this sort of material either entertaining or newsworthy. Thus allowing them to wallow in their own juice, and leaving the rest of us to get on with directing the great sources of power in nature for the use and convenience of man.

Anthony Taylor, 56, consultant, St.Albans

You could focus the cameras on anyone from the Prime Minister down, but how would we really know if they were being true to life or playing up to the camera? So maybe we should get Alistair McGowan to impersonate them: it would be far more entertaining, and who would care if it was real or not?

Nick Riches, 34, engineer, Melton Mowbray

The answer is that I don't give a damn where the next camera goes. I am a free man, having thrown the TV out twenty years ago.

Andrew Fraser, 52, accident unit manager, Stirling

I'd put the cameras in the Cabinet Room at Number 10. Then we could see all of the liars and cheats at work. Or maybe we would see just how honest our government is?

Ian Wright, 57, senior engineer, Norfolk

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