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About the Show
Daisy Donovan gets to grips with some of the most popular television shows in the world, exploring how they reflect the societies that watch them
Series 1 Summary
Daisy Donovan gets to grips with some of the most popular television shows on the planet, finding out how societies - and particularly the roles of women - are brought into sharp relief by the TV they watch.
Episode 1 - Brazil
Daisy Donovan gets to grips with some of the most popular television shows in the world. In Brazil, Daisy goes behind the scenes of Miss Bum Bum, and experiences Brazilian-style Crimewatch.
Episode 2 - India
Daisy Donovan visits India to check out its TV, finding a country caught between modernisation and tradition, with on-screen martial arts, no-holds-barred talk shows, and lots of dancing
Episode 3 - Egypt and Abu Dhabi
In Egypt and Abu Dhabi, Daisy is sucked into a dark prank show and then inspired by the most sublime talent show on earth. This programme was made before the recent troubles in Cairo
Episode 4 - South Korea
Daisy goes behind the scenes of TV in South Korea. She meets an online TV star who cooks - and eats - for an audience of people who live alone.