Cutting Edge: My daughter grew another head
Channel 4’s Cutting Edge features press agency Talk to the Press in “My Daughter Grew Another Head and other true life stories”
In March 2010, Channel 4’s flagship documentary series, Cutting Edge, delved into the world of true life journalism, and featured specialist press and publicity agency, Talk to the Press.
Talk to the Press has represented many people at the centre of a media storm, including: Richard Cass, the father of Jamie Neale who was lost in the Australian outback; Juliet Hill, whose daughter became the youngest teenager in Britain to have a gastric band, and Kara Hoyte, whose brave testimony against footballer Mario Celaire made front page news as she resigned the double jeopardy laws in the UK to history. They have all approached the agency looking for help dealing with press interest in their lives and Talk to the Press has devised and managed appropriate media strategies for each and also ensured they received appropriate fees for their stories.
The Cutting Edge crew shadowed Natasha and her staff as they dealt with stories at their offices in London and escorted one client to GMTV to share her story with Lorraine Kelly. The documentary also featured interviews with some of the people who have sold their stories through Talk to the Press and other true life press agencies, exploring their experiences. The programme was centered around the phenomenal success of true life magazines, which are read by over 11 million people each week.