Clare Laycock

From Millionaire to MasterChef: Why Unscripted remains TV’s mainstay

From left: Doug Wood, Natalka Znak, Gama Gbio, Rob Rinder, Clare Laycock and Kevin Lygo

“Corporate subconscious bias” was tested by lawyer and presenter Rob Rinder in a session designed to challenge TV folk’s preconceptions about the world of global formats and discover what it takes to create a hit. 

As Rinder put it: “There seems to be a general consensus that we should be investing in drama, that this is where the heart of commercial value is in television.  

“But this panel [will] seek to demonstrate that there’s a global dominance elsewhere – and that’s in the popularity of unscripted television.”