Reality TV: An Exercise in Exploitation?
Do shows like the X-Factor go too far?
TV's hit show the X-Factor has been accused of going beyond the bounds of decency.
It allowed a 54-year-old woman with no discernible singing talent to progress to the on-air performance stage, only to have the crowd laugh at her.
Do Reality TV shows exploit the vulnerable?
Mal Fletcher faces up to the question in this BBC Radio interview.