Fame Asylum

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Fame Asylum was a 2006 documentary that followed the progress of a boy band made up of four asylum seekers and aired on Channel 4. The Guardian said it was among the worst ideas in TV history,[1] and the programme was also nominated for a Royal Television Society Award.[2]

It is available to watch on 40D,[3] and has some accompanying learning resources.[4]

The artist who initiated the documentary has compiled an archive of material responding to the project,[5] and has written an article about it [6] for Refugee Week, who collaborated on the project.


  1. ^ "The question: What is the worst ever idea for a TV show? | Global | The Guardian". guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Educational Television Awards 2006 | Royal Television Society". rts.org.uk. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/show/fameasylum
  4. ^ "Learning - Fame Asylum". channel4learning.com. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "DeDomenici Temporary Website". dedomenicitemporarywebsite.blogspot.com. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  6. ^ Refugee Week. "Refugee Week | Refugee Week Blog | Richard DeDomenici". Archived from the original on 2011-09-19. Retrieved 7 August 2016.