British Workers Wanted

British Workers Wanted

Channel 4

RTS Bristol Best Documentary Nominee 2018

British Workers Wanted is a Channel 4 documentary following a recruitment agency in Bognor Regis in the wake of the 2016 Brexit referendum, where the two Brexiteer owners find themselves struggling to fill formerly migrant roles with Brits.

The tone of the documentary is tongue-in-cheek and quirky, punctuated with light pizzicato strings that dovetail between conversations and enhance awkward silences, as well as big bolshy brass stabs and military drums for the recruitment drive. The titles also evokes a sense of 'Britishness', a Last Night Of The Proms picture postcard of nostalgia for the country the owners feel they have lost.