BBC to reshow the fly on the wall documentary 'Superstore'
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Twenty years ago the BBC aired a fly on the wall documentary called Superstore. It focused on the largest Tesco in Britain at the time and the people that worked there. The show has never been repeated, I believe the BBC should rerun the original series and commission a 'where are they now' show for the original participants.
This was an age before wall to wall reality series and some might say that that Superstore opened the Pandora's box of 'true life' programming that we currently have. Not only did it blaze a trail for other fly on the wall documentaries, but it also confirmed the nations interest in the life of ordinary folk and led to the establishment of reality based competitions such as Big Brother et al.
It could be argued that without Superstore piquing the nations interest in the lives of ordinary people we would never have been subjected in the intricate details of the Kardashian family.
Furthermore, there is evidence to suggest that the tone and style of the documentary directly influenced both Ricky Gervais and Armando Iannucci when they created the Office and The Thick Of It respectively.
I think it is time to revisit a show that broke down barriers and led to so many of the most important cultural moments of the 21st Century.
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