If I put a camera in my class on a good day and filmed them working away for an hour that would not be good television. It would be an accurate reflection of what goes on in a lot of schools a lot of the time. It would not help Michael Howard's moral panic over school discipline being "out of control"
I would of course get the parents' written consent before selling it to any really bored TV company interested in buying it, and I would never film pupils without *their* consent either.
Sensationalising this issue is wrong. Filming pupils who want attention and putting it on national television is wrong.
If anyone thinks that means I tolerate disruption in my lessons I suggest you spend five minutes in my classroom before making any such rash assertion!