CCTV: Neighborhood Watching

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Project Details

  • PRODUCTION MANAGER: Catherine Fox-Kirk
  • ASSISTANT PRODUCER: Luisa Miller
  • FILM EDITOR: Michael Harte
  • EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Tim Wardle
  • DIRECTOR: Chris McLaughlin
  • ITV
  • August 2016

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Britain is the CCTV capital of the world, with an estimated 6m cameras monitoring our every move. And increasingly, it’s ordinary homeowners keeping watch on our streets. As the cost of private camera systems has fallen to as little as £100, today there’s a new army of CCTV owners capturing footage 24/7.

This documentary explores the rise in British domestic CCTV use through the extraordinary footage captured by home surveillance cameras, and the dramatic, funny and bizarre stories of those behind – and in front of – the lens.

From mysterious acts of car vandalism in a picturesque village, to a decade-long neighbourhood dispute, and an outrageous garden robbery, this entertaining film explores the growing impact of domestic CCTV on our lives.