Doc/Fest 17 - Sunday 11th June

13:00 Late start for me again today, trying to pace myself and get to see the talks today from [Louis Theroux](http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0857621" target=...

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13:00

Late start for me again today, trying to pace myself and get to see the talks today from [Louis Theroux](http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0857621" target="_blank) meets [Nick Broomfield](http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0112374" target="_blank) and [Sir Lenny Henry](http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0377901" target="_blank) in conversation with [June Sarpong MBE](http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1127378" target="_blank).

Having a little wander around and checking out what's going on around the festival before I start to queue for the talks.

14:45

The queue for [Louis Theroux](http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0857621" target="_blank) meets [Nick Broomfield](http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0112374" target="_blank) has already started forming so I've managed to get a spot on a sofa near the front of the queue.

15:20

Inside the Crucible now and have a great, 2nd row seat. Also just noticed that I'm sitting behind [Reggie Yates](http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0946815" target="_blank) and [Sir Lenny Henry](http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0377901" target="_blank) is sat opposite me across the stage.

17:00

Really interesting talk with [Nick Broomfield](http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0112374" target="_blank), I've watched so many of his documentaries over the years and it's really nice to see [Louis Theroux](http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0857621" target="_blank) as well.

Enough time for a loo break and grab a quick pint before starting to queue again. It's the first screening of [Whitney "Can I Be Me" (2017)](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5563330" target="_blank) right now too so it'll be a little quieter.

18:00

Got an excellent front row seat for [Sir Lenny Henry](http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0377901" target="_blank) in conversation with [June Sarpong MBE](http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1127378" target="_blank).

19:30

That was a really wonderful talk; I've loved [Sir Lenny Henry](http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0377901" target="_blank) since I was a child and grew up watching his comedy, TV shows and films. I very much like him and it was a pleasure to be able to see him in person and with the absolutely gorgeous [June Sarpong MBE](http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1127378" target="_blank) too!

I'm going to catch a quick drink at The Grierson Trust New Talent Drinks Reception in the Winter Garden before heading home - it's been a short day for me today but I've seen all that I really wanted to and have a much busier schedule planned for the rest of the festival.

I wanted to catch up with Jemma and Anna again today but our paths didn't cross unfortunately; I hope to see them again next year if not before.

Paul Massey

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