BBC Defends Wildlife Filming
The BBC has found itself defending one of its programmes after it was accused of misleading its audiences.
The BBC received complaints about the Frozen Planet programme that contained footage of a baby polar bear that instead of being filmed in the wild (which is the whole point of the programme) was actually filmed at a zoo.
The episode saw polar bear cubs that were filmed in a den with their mother and it was left for the viewers to assume that he filming had been done in the artic where the rest of the programme had taken place.
But the filming of this section of the programme took place in a Dutch zoo. This fact was revealed in a behind the scenes section that takes a look at how the programme is filmed on the show’s website.
The BBC has made statement to say that this is not unusual for programme like this and filming a mother in a den would have not been possible to do in the wild.
The BBC said that it had made sure that it had worded the commentary so that people were not mislead and it was also clear about how the image were taken the show’s website.