Catherine Bray | Writer, director, producer & commissioner


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On this episode of The Doc Exchange, June Jennings is joined by Catherine Bray, a commissioner, producer and writer-director, whose most recent credits include two hour-long essays films for BBC Arts: Meet the Family and Guilt-Free Pleasures. Together they interrogate the theme of performance, constructed reality and fabrication and how this can alter our sense of what ‘counts’ as documentary.

Welcome to The Doc Exchange: A Real Stories Podcast, where your favourite non-fiction filmmakers reveal the documentaries that have had a lasting impact on their lives and careers.



Fraud (2016, Dean Fleischer-Camp) // Watch on Kanopy in the US

Under the Sun (2016, Vitaly Mansky) // Watch on Ovid in the US

Casting JonBenet (2017, Kitty Green) // Watch on Netflix

How To with John Wilson (2020, John Wilson) // Watch on HBO Max

Guilt-Free Pleasures (2020, Catherine Bray) // Watch on BBC iPlayer in the UK

Meet the Family (2020, Catherine Bray) // Watch on BBC iPlayer in the UK

Fish Story (2017, Charlie Shackleton) // Watch on Vimeo

Lasting Marks (2018, Charlie Shackleton) // Watch on Vimeo

Beyond Clueless (2014, Charlie Shackleton) // Watch on Vimeo


The Doc Exchange: A Real Stories Podcast is a Little Dot Studios production in partnership with The Grierson Trust.

Hosted by June Jennings

Produced by Nicole Davis and Annie Hughes

Executive produced by Paul Woolf

Music by Dusty Decks

Edited by Content is Queen

Artwork by Nash Kasic

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