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Edward Morgan, producer of Kinnock: the Inside Story (Sun ITV), on approaches to political biography: 'There's a four-part series on Thatcher coming up on BBC in which I hear she will be talking straight to camera. That would be like a party political broadcast, there's no one challenging; I think you have to filter what a politician says. We have a commentary which makes it an assessment, not an autobiography, and then there's other people's comments, which give the political reality texture.

'Never did Kinnock seek any editorial control, he didn't ask to see the programmes beforehand and he never recommended who to talk to. I was pleased and probably surprised by this.'