In a year of political uncertainty, 2017 been hailed as the year of entertainment, with the promise that for those who get it right, the rewards are huge. If this is a burgeoning genre, we’ll be asking how much of our schedules are taken up with factual entertainment programming, and does this mean there’s plenty of business to be had? Where do our line up of top factual entertainment commissioners think they’ll find the new big hitters? And do super formats come from super indies, or can the smaller producers prevail in this climate?

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