He’s interviewed Jimmy Saville, he’s riled up the Church of Scientology, gone behind bars and put himself in all sorts of other compromising positions that some viewers can only watch from behind a cushion.
But fans found out during a Twitter Q&A interview with the king of documentaries that there’s one thing he categorically won’t do.
I would have been very curious to see what was going on in the Islamic State. I find religious extremism really bizarre, but also fascinating.
But I think it was mainly fear that prevented me going over there.I’ve seen too much about journalists being taken hostage and being beheaded, so I steered clear of that one.