In Confidence

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In Confidence
StarringLaurie Taylor
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of series3
No. of episodes20+
Executive producer(s)Victor Lewis-Smith
Running time60mins (inc. adverts)
Production company(s)Associated-Rediffusion
Original networkSky Arts HD
Picture format1080i50 16:9
Original release2010–present

In Confidence is a British television series presented by Laurie Taylor and executive produced by Victor Lewis-Smith,[1] in which a one-on-one in depth interview with a public figure takes place over the course of about an hour. The object of the interview is to try to determine who the subject really is and how they think. The show airs on Sky Arts in the UK.

Series 1[edit]

This series included ten episodes, in which Professor Taylor interviews Damien Hirst, Richard Dawkins, Jonathan Miller, Ann Widdecombe, Tom Baker, Will Self, David Starkey, Kathy Burke, Martin Rowson and Lily Allen.[2]

Series 2[edit]

The subjects of this series include Sheila Hancock, Mike Leigh, Shirley Williams, André Previn, Peter Hitchens, Christopher Hitchens, Tracey Emin, Cleo Laine, Peter Maxwell Davies, Danny Baker, Stephen Fry and Jackie Mason.[3]

Series 3[edit]

A third series of ten episodes began transmission on Sky Arts in March 2012.[4]

The interviews included Keith Allen, Nigel Kennedy, Ann Leslie, Uri Geller, and Michael Winner.

Series 4[edit]

A fourth series of ten episodes ran in 2013.[5]

Series 5[edit]

A fifth series of 19 episodes ran in 2014.[6]


In Confidence is recorded almost entirely at the University of Westminster's television studios in Harrow. Three episodes in the second series were filmed on location in the United States.

Critical reception[edit]

In Confidence has an 8/10 rating on IMDB.[7]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Victor Lewis-Smith". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-08-10.
  2. ^ In Confidence (TV Series 2010– ), retrieved 2018-08-10
  3. ^ In Confidence (TV Series 2010– ), retrieved 2018-08-10
  4. ^ In Confidence (TV Series 2010– ), retrieved 2018-08-10
  5. ^ In Confidence (TV Series 2010– ), retrieved 2018-08-10
  6. ^ In Confidence (TV Series 2010– ), retrieved 2018-08-10
  7. ^ In Confidence, Laurie Taylor, Tom Baker, Keith Allen, retrieved 2018-08-10