Documentary-maker Nick Broomfield credits his ability to flirt with enabling him to delve deeply into the chosen topics of his films.

Thanks to his smooth manner, the director has persuaded people to let their guard down for his revealing films. He even remains in contact with some of the controversial subjects of his work, including notorious Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss.

He says, "I'm still friendly with Heidi Fleiss.

"A lot of people thought we were having a relationship, but part of the process of making these films is a sort of seduction.

"It's all about flirting with people."

18/03/2005 17:31