Fun, glamour, creativity and lucrative rewards… working in TV looks like the stuff many people’s dreams are made of. Unfortunately, for a huge number of professionals across the industry, the reality can be very bleak indeed.
"Television documentaries changed me and inspired me when I was growing up and, as an adult, I wanted to be part of that,” one young researcher tells me.
“I’m from a working-class background, and working in factual TV, bringing people’s stories to screen, that is no small thing. It’s incredibly important to a lot of people,” says another.
Williams was chairing an Edinburgh International Television Festival panel which aimed to address the issue of abuse and harassment in the industry in the wake of scandals involving Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and others.