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University of Warwick Honorary Graduate Sir Peter Bazalgette on how class conflict popularised Big Brother in the UK
In the week of the Big Brother final we publish this podcast interview with Sir Peter Bazalgette who brought the Big Brother TV format to the UK. The interview was recorded on the occasion of him receiving his Honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of Warwick. He reflects on how Big Brother was predicted by the 1968 television play The Year of the Sex Olympics and how class conflict popularised Big Brother in the UK.