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Series 1 (2000)
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Big Brother 2000, also known as Big Brother 1, was the first series of the British reality television series Big Brother. It is based upon the Netherlands series of the same name, which gained notoriety in 1999 and 2000. The series debuted on Channel 4 on 18 July 2000, running for nine weeks until 15 September 2000. Early in its run, the series was met with controversy for numerous reasons, including its use of professional psychiatrists who analyzed the personalities and actions of the contestants. Despite the large amount of controversy, the series was a major success. Forty thousand people applied to participate in the first series.[1] The first week of the series had over 400,000 voters call in to choose to evict someone, while the final week had 7.8 million voters. The series averaged 4.5 million viewers, with a series high of 10 million viewers on the final night.[2] This series featured a total of eleven housemates competing to win the grand prize. The show lasted for a total of 64 days, culminating in housemate Craig Phillips winning the grand prize, and Anna Nolan coming in second place.

The series revolves around ten strangers living in a house together with no communication with the outside world. They are filmed constantly during their time in the House, and can have no communication with those filming them. Each week, each contestant, referred to as "housemates", chooses two people to be up for eviction. The two or more people with the most votes will be nominated to leave the House. The viewers then decide which of the nominees should leave, with the selected person leaving during a live show. This process continued until only three housemates remained, in which the viewers would decide which of the housemates would win the £70,000 grand prize. A housemate can be ejected from the show for breaking rules, such as discussing nominations when not permitted. If a housemate were to be ejected from the game - as in the fifth week - then a replacement housemate would enter the House in a matter of days.

Several housemates from Big Brother 1 returned to later installments of the show. In 2004, housemate Nick Bateman appeared in the spin-off series Big Brother Panto along with nine other former housemates. Eventual winner Craig returned in Big Brother 10 to participate in a task. Nick later returned with other former housemates to compete in Ultimate Big Brother, and entered on Day 1. He ultimately came in 5th place. Anna, Darren, Caroline and Craig all returned for Ultimate Big Brother as well, participating in various tasks.

Production[edit source | edit]

Broadcast[edit source | edit]

The contestants entered the House on 14 July 2000. The first episode was broadcast on 18 July 2000 at 9pm. The contestants were recorded 24 hours a day[3] with cameras fixed around the House, and had to wear portable microphones. Each night, with the exception of Saturday, Channel 4 broadcast a daily highlights show, and from the second week there was a live eviction show hosted by Davina McCall, where the evicted housemate was interviewed.[4] During the live eviction episode, a short segment titled "Little Big Brother" was aired, which featured children recapping the week and using guinea pigs as examples.[5] In the nightly highlight episodes, viewers are shown various highlights of a specific day in the House. During one of the weekly highlight episode, a group of various psychologists provided commentary throughout the episode. Their statements revolved around the statements made by the housemates, as well as an analysis of their body language and relationships throughout their time in the House. The live eviction episode was held on Friday, with a pre-eviction episode and an official eviction episode being held with a two hour gap between them.[6] Footage of the House was available live on the Channel 4 website, however the quality was poor.[7] The series ended on 15 September 2000 after 64 days in the House. The ratings grew over the course of the program, reaching 10 million watching the final episode on 15 September 2000.[8][9]

Prizes[edit source | edit]

The ten housemates in the game are competing for the grand prize of £70,000.[10][11] Each week, the housemates attempted to complete various tasks assigned by Big Brother in exchange for a weekly budget, which they used to buy food and luxuries.[12][13]

House[edit source | edit]

The Big Brother House was located in Bow, east London. The house for the first series was very basic, as part of the theme of the series. A living room was featured in the House, with blue walls lining it and the kitchen, which featured a stove and sink, along with the fridge. The House featured two nearly identical bedrooms, one for the men and one for the women. Each room featured five beds, with matching sheets and furniture. There was a shower room and toilet in the House as well. Housemates could communicate with producers in the room known was the "Diary Room". The Diary Room for the first season featured a simple design, being a small chair with a white background. Future seasons of the series would feature more elaborate Diary Rooms. The Diary Room was where nominations took place, and where housemates could reveal their thoughts. As seen in the third week, housemates could be seen by a medical professional in the Diary Room if necessary. The outside of the House featured a chicken coop with various chickens inside, from which the housemates collect eggs. Unlike other editions of the show, Big Brother 1 did not feature a swimming pool or hot tub for the housemates to use. There was also a garden in the backyard, which featured a vegetable patch which the housemates could use. Various two way mirrors are in the House, with a camera crew behind it. There are also various cameras and microphones throughout the House, providing the housemates with no privacy. While in the House, the housemates made various changed to the House. On Day 3, housemate Nichola began putting clay on her body and pressing herself against the wall, making body art on the living room walls. The others later joined her, leaving various hand prints and body figures on the walls. They also made letters out of clay and hung them on the walls. On Day 15, the housemates were allowed to paint portraits of a fellow housemate shortly before the first eviction. The House later decided to hang their paintings on the walls. Housemate Nichola later used magazines to make art on the walls in various rooms of the House, including a musical note in the girls' bedroom and a hand next to the Diary Room door. On Day 41, housemates were given a jacuzzi to use.

Format[edit source | edit]

Big Brother is a game show in which a group of contestants, called housemates, live in isolation from the outside world in a custom built "house", which includes everyday facilities such as a fully equipped kitchen, garden, two bedrooms, and a bathroom. The House is also a television studio with cameras and microphones in most of the rooms to record the activities of the housemates. The only place where housemates can escape the company of the other contestants is the Diary Room, where they are encouraged to voice their true feelings. Not all Diary Room footage is broadcast due to the privacy of the contestants. Each week all housemates nominate two of their fellow contestants for potential eviction. Failure to do so may result in a punishment, such as a reduction in the prize fund. The two or more, housemates with the highest number of nominations face a public vote conducted by phone, with the contestant receiving the most votes being evicted from the House. The last contestant remaining in the House is declared the winner and is awarded a cash prize of £70,000. On eviction night, there were two live eviction shows held. In the first, host Davina McCall would reveal to the housemates who had been evicted from the House, though the percentages were withheld from the group. Following the announcement, the evicted housemate had two hours to back their belongings and prepare to leave the House. At the start of the second episode, McCall would inform the evicted housemate that they had only moments to walk out the door. Upon exiting through the House's front door, McCall led the evictee into a studio where they met with their family and friends. While in the studio, McCall had an interview with the evicted housemate, and showed their best bits - a video compilation of their time in the House.

Over the duration of the series, the housemates are given a series of tasks by Big Brother which test them in many ways. They are also put to the test by their own ideals, prejudices and opinions against other people from different walks of life; something that has survived from the original "social experiment" of Big Brother 1. They live in the communal House and share cooking and cleaning chores among themselves, which usually provides plenty of tension. Housemates are forbidden to sleep during daylight hours (unless unwell) - Big Brother plays the wake-up call persistently in the morning if housemates do not wake up and will play an alarm clock noise into the House if a housemate falls asleep during the day. Housemates must also live by the fundamental rules of Big Brother; if the rules are broken it can result in formal warnings, various punishments or even a housemate's removal from the House. They must wash their own clothes by hand, and they have to make their own bread from scratch. Each week Big Brother sets the housemates a task in order to determine the shopping budget for the following week. They must work together to win the tasks in order to win a luxury shopping budget which changed based on the amount of people remaining in the House. If all food runs out in the House, Big Brother provides emergency rations of chickpeas and rice. Housemates are responsible for their own shopping and decide which items the budget will allow them to have. Only a small percentage of the overall budget can be spent on alcohol. Each night, the housemates were also given a discussion topic, and they would have group discussions in the living room.

Housemates[edit source | edit]

The original ten housemates entered the House early on Day 1. Starting with the second week, one housemate was evicted each week until only three remained on the final night in the House. Housemate Claire entered the House on Day 37 as a replacement for ejected housemate Nick. The series lasted for a total of 64 days.

NameAge on entryHometown
Andrew Davidson23Hemel Hempstead
Anna Nolan29Dublin
Caroline O'Shea37Birmingham
Claire Strutton25Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire
Craig Phillips28Liverpool
Darren Ramsay23Catford, London
Melanie Hill26North London
Nichola Holt29Bolton, Lancashire
Nicholas Bateman32Kent
Sada Wilkington28Edinburgh/Wakefield
Thomas McDermott28Omagh, County Tyrone

Summary[edit source | edit]

Davina McCall, who hosted the show starting from the first live eviction.

On Day 1, the ten original housemates - Andrew, Anna, Caroline, Craig, Darren, Melanie, Nichola, Nicholas, Sada and Tom - entered the Big Brother House.[14][15][16] On Day 2, the housemates were given their first weekly task. They were required to make a clay bowl and mug each using a potter's wheel. If more than three objects cracked when cooked, the housemates would fail the task; the results were announced on Day 7. On Day 3, several housemates rubbed clay on their bodies and made body art on the walls of the House. On Day 6, housemates lied and told Darren, who had a phobia of chickens, that Big Brother had given him the task of cleaning out the chicken coop. Before he completed the task, however, Big Brother informed him that this was not a true task. On Day 7, the housemates learned they had failed the first weekly task. Due to their failure, the housemates only had £84 to spend on groceries the following week. During the first week, a gender divide was seen throughout the house, in which the boys and the girls clashed. Housemate Sada stated she believed it was due to "sexual tension", while a team of psychiatrists claimed it was due to the maturity difference in the genders.

On Day 8, housemates were given a canopy to place outside, providing protection from the sun. They were told that if they attempted to use the canopy to see over the walls of the house, their shopping budget would be reduced. On Day 9, housemates learned about their second weekly task. The housemates were provided with 10 questions about one another, and each housemate would have to answer the question later in the week. They must memorize their housemates' answers, as they will be answering them later in the week. If the housemates as a group miss more than one question, their shopping budget will be decreased. On Day 11, Andrew celebrated his birthday in the house. Later that day, housemates completed the first nominations. Caroline and Sada were nominated for eviction, with Sada receiving six votes and Caroline receiving five. The gender division was obvious during the voting, with all of the men voting for Sada and Caroline, and the majority of the women choosing Darren and Andrew. Shortly following the announcement of the nominations, Sada debated walking from the House, and revealed her idea to the other housemates, who wanted her to stay.[17] The group later learned that if Sada chose to leave the game, the person with the next highest amount of votes, Andrew, would be nominated in her place. Ultimately, Sada chose not to walk. Later that night, Andrew was allowed to pick one game to keep in the House for the duration of the show, as it was his birthday. On Day 13, the housemates passed the weekly task, as Craig was the only housemate to get a question wrong. On Day 15, Sada became the first evicted housemate, with a 55% vote against her.[18]

On Day 16, the housemates were given their third weekly task. Housemates were given an exercise bike, and had to travel from Land's End to John O'Groats on the bike, in a total of three days. They had to pass all of their hometowns in this amount of time. This means they had to travel a total of 1,800 km. They chose to wager half of their weekly budget on the task. Later that day, Craig had to see a doctor over a knee injury he had sustained previously that week. He was advised to rest his knee for the day, and he learned he could compete in the weekly task tomorrow. Since this caused the weekly task to start late, the group was credited 300 of their 1,800 km by Big Brother. On Day 18, the housemates participated in the second nominations of the season. Andrew and Caroline were the two nominees for the week, with Andrew receiving four votes and Caroline receiving five. This made Caroline's second consecutive week being nominated. Following this set of nominations, Nick and Anna were the only two housemates to not have a nomination vote cast against them. Unlike the previous week, the results of the nomination were not revealed to the housemates until the following day. On Day 19, the group completed their weekly task, earning the addition to their budget. Later that day, they learned that they would be given a mini-task, as they completed their initial task quickly. They had to write and perform a play, and all nine housemates were required to participate. For doing the task, they were allowed to watch any film of their choice; they chose to watch Happy Gilmore. On Day 22, Andrew was evicted from the House, receiving 68% of the public vote to be evicted.

On Day 23, the housemates were given their fourth weekly task. The eight remaining housemates were required to learn the Semaphore signalling system, and were separated into four pairs. They had four days to learn how to communicate and transcribe a message in Semaphore with their partner, and they were not allowed to make mistakes. Big Brother gave each pair a message to communicate to one another. The group chose to wager 35% of their food budget on the task. The randomly selected pairs were Caroline and Craig, Nichola and Nicholas, Thomas and Melanie, and Anna and Darren. On Day 24, a group of viewers sent a model helicopter over the Big Brother House and dropped leaflets asking for Nick to be the next person nominated for eviction. Big Brother requested for all housemates to enter the girls' bedroom, while security discarded of the documents. None of the housemates saw or heard about the papers until the season was over. Later that day, Anna revealed in the Diary Room that she was debating walking from the show. After revealing her thoughts to the others, however, they convinced her to stay. On Day 25, the housemates made their nominations for the third week. The two people nominated for eviction that week were Thomas and Caroline, receiving four nomination votes each. This made Caroline's third consecutive time being nominated for eviction, while it was Tom's first. Anna and Nick still had no nominations cast against them following this set of nominations. Like the previous week, the nominees were not revealed to the housemates until the following day. On Day 26, the housemates missed the opening of the storage room, meaning they could not get food. Big Brother later supplied them with a second task, in which each housemate had to perform a good deed. They completed the task, and earned the food for the week. On Day 27, the housemates learned that they had failed the Semaphore signal task. On Day 29, Caroline was evicted, receiving 62% of the public vote.

On Day 30, Nichola celebrated her birthday in the house. She chose to have an orange theme, and the housemates were given material to make their own costumes. On Day 30, the housemates found an assault course set up in the backyard. They had to practice the course throughout the week, and complete it in an 8 minute time limit at a later date. They chose to wager 50% of their budget on the task. On Day 31, the housemates had to write poems about one another, and then guess who wrote which poem as well as whom they wrote about. On Day 32, housemates made the fourth nominations of the season. Nichola and Craig received four votes each, and were nominated for eviction that week. Following the nominations, Nick was the only remaining housemate to not receive a nomination vote against him. On Day 34, the housemates competed in the assault course task. The housemates as a whole finished in five minutes and forty-eight seconds, earning the increase in their weekly budget. Later that day, housemates were given the task of writing a song, with lyrics, and would perform it in 24 hours. On Day 35, housemate Nick was ejected from the game after he was discovered to have been writing down the names of the housemates he wanted nominated, and informing certain people in the house of his plans.[9] The ejection came after Nick was scolded numerous times by Big Brother for discussing nominations, as well as after Big Brother had to search his belongings after outside news sources claimed he had smuggled in a mobile phone. Despite Nick's ejection from the game, Nichola and Craig learned the eviction process would continue as normal. On Day 36, Nichola was evicted, receiving 72% of the public vote.

On Day 37, new housemate Claire entered the house as a replacement for Nick. As it was her first week in the house, Claire was exempt from being nominated by her fellow housemates. In turn, however, she was ineligible from making her own nominations that week. As she had not been sequestered before the show, Claire was well aware of the events that had happened in the game, but was not allowed to share the public opinion, or anything occurring outside of the game, to her fellow housemates. This rule was held to the point that she claimed she wasn't even aware of why Nick left, so the housemates were not aware how closely the series was being followed. Later that day, they were given their sixth weekly task. The five original housemates, plus new arrival Claire, would have one minute after hearing an alarm to go outside and find a face of one of the ten original housemates, or Claire. At a later date, they would have to tell Big Brother the sequence in which the faces popped up. In total, there would be 100 faces pop up throughout the next few days. They wagered 50% of their weekly budget on the task. On Day 39, housemates participated in the fourth nominations. In a Big Brother first, there was a tie in the voting, in which Craig, Anna and Tom had two nomination votes, and Darren had three. Melanie had only one nominations, and Claire was exempt from both being nominated and making nominations. Due to the tie, all four of the housemates were nominated for eviction. On Day 40, housemates were sequestered in the women's bedroom while a vet came to check on the chickens, which had been ill for the past week. The vet also returned two chickens who had been under observation. On Day 41, the housemates completed the task and passed, earning the increase in their weekly budget. Later that day, they were given a mini-task of making outfits for their fellow housemates. On Day 43, Tom was evicted from the house, receiving 30% of the public vote. Darren narrowly survived eviction, receiving 29% of the vote. Anna had 22% of the vote, and Craig had 19%.[19]

On Day 44, housemates were given their weekly task. They had to make a life-sized sculpture of themselves, made of wiring. A housemates sculpture is required to stand on its own, without assistance, for one consecutive minute. If it does not meet the requirements, the housemates fail the task. They had to present the sculptures at a later date. Later that day, housemates were given three different samples of wine. If they could figure out which one was the most expensive, they would be given five bottles of the wine; they earned the wine. On Day 46, housemates participated in their sixth round of nominations. Initially, Clair, Craig, Darren and Melanie were nominated for eviction, with Craig receiving three nomination votes and Claire, Darren and Melanie receiving two nomination votes each. A technical issue, however, caused the house to overhear Darren's nominations, and Big Brother asked each housemate to redo their nominations, providing them the opportunity to change their decision. Everyone left their nominations the same except for Darren, who nominated Claire instead of Melanie. This changed the outcome of the nominations, and meant that only Claire and Craig were nominated for eviction that week. On Day 48, the housemates failed their weekly task, as only Melanie's model followed the guidelines properly. On Day 50, Claire was evicted over Craig, receiving 79% of the public vote. Claire spent the least amount of time in the house this season, only thirteen days, and had the highest voting percentage against her this season.

On Day 51, housemates were given their eighth weekly task. Housemates were required to learn and perform various circus skills, which included juggling, tightrope, walking, and learning how to ride a unicycle. All of the housemates were required to participate, and would perform the three activities at a later date in the house. They bet 20% of their budget on the task. On Day 53, housemates did their seventh and final set of nominations. Melanie, Craig and Darren were nominated for eviction, with Darren receiving three nominations, and Melanie and Craig receiving two nominations. Anna only received one nomination, therefore was safe from eviction for the week. On Day 55, housemates failed the "Big Brother Circus" task. They were later given a second task, in which they had to impersonate one of their fellow housemates. This includes dressing, speaking and acting like the selected housemate. Each housemate randomly drew names to decide which housemate they were to imitate. Later that day, they were given a new task, in which they had to create a 4 page newspaper and fill it with events they believe had happened outside of the house. If they were to succeed in the task, they would earn a takeaway meal; they passed the task. On Day 57, Melanie was evicted from the house, receiving 69% of the public vote.

On Day 59, housemates were given a three part task for the week. The task would have one winner, who would win a party with the theme of their choice. The tasks first step involved learning about the highway code, while the second tested the housemates' physical ability. The last part of the task required housemates to take care of an artificial baby for an amount of time in the house. Anna was the eventual winner of the task, with a 92% accuracy. Craig came in second with 82% and Darren came in last with 76%. On Day 64, during the live season finale, it was announced that Darren had been evicted, coming in third place, receiving 13% of the vote to win. It was later announced that Anna had come in second, receiving 49% of the public vote to win. This made Craig the winner of Big Brother 1, with 51% of the public voting for him to win. He won the £70,000 prize.

Nominations table[edit source | edit]

Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8Final
Week 9
Nominations received
Round 1Round 2
CraigCaroline,
Sada
Caroline,
Nichola
Caroline,
Nichola
Darren,
Nichola
Darren,
Anna
Darren,
Anna
Darren,
Anna
Darren,
Melanie
Winner
(Day 64)
17
AnnaAndrew,
Darren
Andrew,
Tom
Craig,
Tom
Tom,
Craig
Craig,
Tom
Claire,
Craig
Claire,
Craig
Craig,
Darren
Runner-up
(Day 64)
5
DarrenSada,
Caroline
Andrew,
Melanie
Craig,
Tom
Craig,
Tom
Tom,
Melanie
Melanie,
Craig
Claire,
Craig
Melanie,
Anna
Third place
(Day 64)
15
MelanieSada,
Craig
Craig,
Caroline
Caroline,
Nichola
Darren,
Nichola
Craig,
Darren
Claire,
Craig
Claire,
Craig
Craig,
Darren
Evicted
(Day 57)
7
ClaireNot in
house
ExemptDarren,
Melanie
Melanie,
Darren
Evicted
(Day 50)
3
TomCaroline,
Sada
Darren,
Caroline
Darren,
Caroline
Nichola,
Anna
Anna,
Darren
Evicted
(Day 43)
12
NicholaAndrew,
Tom
Andrew,
Craig
Melanie,
Tom
Craig,
Tom
Evicted
(Day 36)
9
NickSada,
Caroline
Caroline,
Craig
Nichola,
Caroline
Craig,
Nichola
Ejected
(Day 35)
0
CarolineAndrew,
Darren
Tom,
Andrew
Tom,
Melanie
Evicted
(Day 29)
14
AndrewSada,
Caroline
Caroline,
Nichola
Evicted
(Day 22)
8
SadaDarren,
Andrew
Evicted
(Day 15)
6
Nomination
note
none[1][2]none[3]
Against
public vote
Caroline,
Sada
Andrew,
Caroline
Caroline,
Tom
Craig,
Nichola
Anna,
Craig
Darren,
Tom
Claire,
Craig,
Darren,
Melanie
Claire,
Craig
Craig,
Darren,
Melanie
Anna,
Craig,
Darren
EjectednoneNicknone
EvictedSada
55%
to evict
Andrew
68%
to evict
Caroline
62%
to evict
Nichola
72%
to evict
Tom
30%
to evict
NoneClaire
79%
to evict
Melanie
69%
to evict
Darren
13%
(out of 3)
Anna
49%
(out of 2)
Craig
51%
to win

Notes[edit source | edit]

Reception[edit source | edit]

Controversy and criticism[edit source | edit]

On Day 35, Nick was asked to leave the show after being exposed trying to manipulate fellow housemates' votes in the weekly eviction process.[20] His ejection from the house was the result of numerous warnings from Big Brother about discussing the nomination process, in which they told him numerous times in the Diary Room that talking about the nomination process could lead to his ejection from the game. Ultimately, he chose not to listen. He was discovered after housemate Tom accidentally told Craig that Nick had nominated him that week.[21] Following this statement, the other housemates found pen and paper in his belongings which he used to write the names of certain housemates on.[22] Ironically he was one of the most popular housemates in the house at the time, though his behaviour led to a strong dislike for him outside of the house. Such was the media interest in this first series of the show, the news that Nick had been thrown out featured on the front page of every national newspaper in the UK, apart from the Financial Times, which had the story on page 3. To better explain the situation and effects his ejection had on the game, a special entitled the Nasty Nick Scandal was aired by Channel 4.

During the eighth week in the house, Melanie was nominated for eviction against Craig and Darren. Following this announcement, a rogue email was sent out to random email addresses promising a holiday to anyone who dialled the listed number. The number, however, was actually the hotline to evict Melanie from the house.[23] Despite outcry, the email did not have much effect on the voting, as Melanie was evicted with 69% of the public vote. Out of the 3.3 million voters that week, 2.2 million of the votes cast were against her.[23] Darren received 580,000 and Craig received only 424,000.[24] Even more controversy occurred throughout the season. A recurring theme each week during the series was that a set of psychiatrists would analyse the behaviour of the housemates each week, and provide commentary on their interaction with one another, as well as their ability to cope with life inside of the Big Brother House.

Upon leaving the house, Melanie expressed displeasure with the way she was depicted on the show, and later criticized the series for "making storylines that weren't happening."[25] She elaborated by stating "When I watched the tapes I understood that stories and storylines were made to fit any piece of footage into the storyboard and or the caricature that we were portrayed or playing. [...] It was foolish of me to think that they would give a fair portrayal of every single person."[25] Housemate Nick Batemean later criticized Endemol for "leaving them high and dry", and later stated that they were unprepared for the way that Big Brother affected their personal lives. He later commented that they only received one visit from the show's psychiatrist.[26]

Nick was a major source of controversy for the series. On Day 24, several viewers of the series sent a model helicopter over the house, which dropped approximately 40 leaflets into the backyard of the house, which is uncovered. The leaflets asked the housemates to nominate Nick for eviction, as he was strongly disliked by the public. The housemates were put on lockdown and security cleaned up the leaflets before any of the housemates saw them. Nick later came under controversy when it was reported that he had smuggled a mobile phone into the House, and was getting information from an outside source as to the public's opinion of him, as well as what the housemates thought.[27] As the rumors continued to form, Big Brother later told the housemates to gather in the women's bedroom, as a "test" security check would be performed. In actuality, security from the show entered the house and checked the outside and inside for any trace of a mobile phone; they didn't find any mobile phones in his belongings.

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  26. ^ http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2001/jul/07/bigbrother.tvandradio
  27. ^ http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2000/aug/11/bigbrother.tvandradio

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