20th May 2002

 

WATCHING BIG BROTHER

 

A Media Production student from the University of Lincoln has been invited to work on the set of Channel 4’s new Big Brother 3 programme.

 

Duncan Martin, a final-year student, has been asked to work on the compliance team which will edit the show for broadcast on E4, the 24-hour live digital TV programme.

 

Big Brother 3, which begins this Friday (24th May), will feature 12 new contestants who will share the newly constructed house at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

 

“I will be working a seven-hour shift system starting at various hours of the day,” said Duncan.  “The job involves editing the material to conform to the ITC standards for taste and decency.”

 

This is the second year that Duncan has helped out on the show.  After applying to several TV and radio stations for a work placement, Channel 4 responded by offering him an interview to work on last year’s Big Brother.

 

“There were several candidates at the interviews,” said Duncan.  “We had to participate in group activities and carry out editing exercises.

 

“I was delighted to be selected the first time, but to be invited back this year is marvellous.  I must have done something right!

 

“With this being my final year at university I am hoping this may lead to a more permanent position but I will have to see how it goes.”

 

For obvious reasons, Duncan (21) from Norwich Road, Wymondham, is not allowed to reveal any details about the show, but he is looking forward to spending time at Elstree Studies where he is likely to bump into the cast of Eastenders which is filmed nearby.