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" As a BBC broadcaster, I really do hope that the new incarnation of 'Top Gear' with Chris Evans does well. "
" I've always enjoyed painting, but I went to teach in schools in Zimbabwe instead. "
" After studying the subject for years, watching countless YouTube videos of Scientology handlers filming critics and journalists, it felt amazing to be on the receiving end myself: I felt like I'd been blooded. "
" Some things should remain private. "
" I think he could win, absolutely. I think he could win because there's Trump supporters out there who aren't even revealing themselves as such. For me, that's a scary prospect because I think he'd be a disastrous president. "
" There's always a negotiation that goes on to persuade people we are coming to the subject with an open mind but without surrendering too many pawns. We don't want to misrepresent the fact that we will draw our own conclusions. "
" I feel like, if there's an elephant in the room, I'd really like to start off by introducing the elephant in the room. And sometimes it's funny. "
" All religions are, in some basic sense, irrational. "
" I don't go around saturated in guilt or anything like that. I do worry about things quite a lot, but I don't feel as though I am a bad person. "
" Empires will come and go. The Soviet Union collapses; China can become a superpower, but 'Blue Peter' stays the same. "
" When you don't have access to a subject, and all you have is ex-members and critics, there is this gravitational pull toward telling a certain version of events. Scientology would say this, and they have a point, that it's like doing a portrait of a marriage in which you're only hearing from the ex-wife and not the ex-husband. "
" I'm not necessarily scanning for clues when I make documentaries. "
" I am always drawn to things that feel different to what I would experience at home: things that offer a combination of unfamiliarity and a sort of bleak glamour. I think the outback has that. "
" It's difficult to describe the weirdness of speaking to a man who appears to be perfectly in control of his faculties, who can deliver off-the-cuff repartee, and yet who is actually utterly disconnected from who he is. "
" I never want to feel more than the viewers. I'm not trying to be an automaton. It's like when you see people laughing on camera, and you don't find it funny as a viewer - it's an offputting experience. "
" Not counting the brand of Sunni Islam practised by the so-called Islamic State, there is probably no religion in the world that comes in for more flak than Scientology. "
" The many ways of getting content for free have slashed the profits of the professionals in their respective fields. "
" Reflecting the truth sounds easy, but sometimes it's not. "
" I would love to make a film in the outback or in Papua New Guinea, in Port Moresby. I know that it's not in Australia, but it's not too far. "
" The trouble is, I just don't know if I'm too human or not human enough. "
" Arguably, there's an emotional side of life that I'm not always completely plugged into. "
" I tell people I live in Harlesden in north-west London, and I can see them thinking, 'Why do you live there?' "
" A lot of money could be saved if we ate urban wildlife. "
" I don't like watching things where I think the people onscreen are ahead of me or assuming I know something that I don't know. "
" Big game hunters and the hunting industry in South Africa know a lot of people regard what they do as terrible, and the media have tended not to do them any favours. So it was an uphill struggle to win trust from the people and to get into the world. "
" My guilty fear is that what I'm doing, probably anyone could do. And that I just got a lot of lucky breaks. "
" There is no shame is being ambivalent about almost everything in your life. "
" When it was time to meet a chimpanzee, I got very, very anxious because they have the strength of ten men, so I hear. "
" I think what I'm good at is getting to know people and trying to build a relationship over a few weeks and trying to get to the truth. "
" It's in the DNA of all the shows that I have done that are about people that are dealing with very stressful situations that are giving them a lot of angst. "
" I think people are so immersed in the anti-Scientology mindset by consuming tabloid media and stories about space aliens. It's baffling. When I say I want to see a more positive side of the church, all I'm saying is I want to get past these headlines that talk about aliens and Tom Cruise jumping on a sofa. "