Wednesday 21 November 2018

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Colum Kenny: Why a little white false impression does matter 

It has been another great TV series, popular with young and old alike. So does it really matter that the BBC gave viewers the false impression that every bit of its Frozen Planet series was shot in the wild? Yes it does. It was revealed last week that its pictures of cute polar bear cubs being nursed underground were actually shot in a man-made den in a Dutch zoo. This matters because apparent fakery can be used by critics to attack the BBC itself.