Chris Atkins is a BAFTA-nominated film-maker. His feature documentaries Taking Liberties and Starsuckers were critically acclaimed and made front page news. He has also worked extensively with Dispatches for Channel 4 and BBC Panorama, and made the highly controversial drama UKIP: The First 100 Days.

In 2016, Chris was sentenced to five years in prison after becoming embroiled in a dodgy scheme to fund his latest film. Upon being sentenced, he was transferred to HMP Wandsworth. His diaries of his time inside, A Bit of a Stretch, will be published in 2020.

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Absolutely extraordinary. Heartbreaking without being self-pitying, shocking without being gratuitous and very, very funny.

John Niven
on A Bit of a Stretch

Hilarious and heartbreaking in equal measure.

Christie Watson
on A Bit of a Stretch