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Sky1 plans Truman Show-style series following families for a year

6 September 2012 4:20 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Stripped reality soap will use Big Brother filming techniques to give a large-scale insight into British life

Many reality TV shows have aspired to be the "real-life Truman show", but a new series from Sky 1 may be the closest yet.

The project will see Sky cameras set up camp in an as yet unidentified town, following the trials and tribulations of a group of families for an entire year.

Sky1's "stripped reality soap" will be filmed using Big Brother-style fixed rig and single cameras and will, according to the broadcaster, "use all the techniques of reality TV and soap opera on a scale never seen before".

It is 14 years since The Truman Show, the Peter Weir film starring Jim Carrey that eerily presaged the reality TV era.

Unlike Truman Burbank, the character played by Carrey, the participants in the Sky show will be aware they are being filmed »

- John Plunkett

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