Ep.236 Chris Atkins - Ministry of Arts Podcast

In this episode Gary Mansfield speaks to Chris Atkins (@scatatkins )

Chris Atkins is a British journalist, documentary film maker and best-selling author.

He has made several fiction feature films, feature length documentaries and television documentaries, which have received three BAFTA nominations.

His work is noted for causing controversy and has faced legal action as a result of his films. He gave evidence to the Leveson Inquiry into the ethics of the British press.

In 2016 he was sentenced to five years in prison for tax fraud. He published a book about his time in jail entitled A Bit of a Stretch which became a bestseller in the UK.

In 2021 Chris Atkins released a documentary about The KLF. Who Killed the KLF? The unauthorised documentary includes reconstructions of the band's dramatic gestures, played by actors.

In 2022 Chris Atkins wrote and relesed 'Vardy v Rooney: A Courtroom Drama' a Channel 4 two-part courtroom drama based on the Wagatha Christie events and subsequent high-profile court case

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