2017 talks highlights included filmmaker Nick Broomfield talking to Louis Theroux and a sold-out Crucible audience and celebrated actor Maxine Peake talking about her favourite docs.

The programme also featured Stacey Dooley and Olly Alexander discussing their BBC3 docs, Sir Lenny Henry discussing his career and the continued need for the industry to tackle diversity, Peter Greenaway exploring the future of storytelling, Ian Hislop discussing satire in a post-truth world and explorer Bruce Parry talking to Katie Puckrik about his new feature doc.

This year’s public debate featured distinguished panel including Sir Trevor Philips exploring whether the media reflects the real opinions of the people, and highlights of the free talks programme in the Doc/Fest Exchange included editor Walter Murch, author Helen MacDonald and YouTube sensation ‘The Chicken Connoisseur’.

Recordings of the Talks & Sessions from this and previous years are available on the Doc/Fest Youtube Channel.