This documentary does not make its topic -- a British polling service -- seem like it is "stranger than fiction," but on the contrary, makes the company (Mass-Observation) rather bland and stereotypically British. The company was founded in 1937 by three researchers who wanted to know what the Brits actually thought about the abdication of their King, among other topics. That era is re-enacted and lent authenticity by interviews with some older members of the company. From that beginning in Lancashire, the company grew into a multi-million dollar business and is still polling the public today. The Mass-Observation Archives are located at the University of Sussex, and they currently run a web site on the internet -- and are still looking for writers in the U.K.
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