| Revelation that key scenes from Frozen Planet were filmed in a zoo has threatened one of the corporation’s prized products, says Ian Burrell
The BBC moved yesterday to protect one of its most valuable international brands amid claims that scenes shown on Sir David Attenborough’s acclaimed series Frozen Planet were filmed in a Dutch animal park and not in the wild.
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BBC accused of routine ‘fakery’ in wildlife documentaries
The BBC is accused of routinely faking footage in wildlife documentaries, by using studio sets, sound effects and tame animals to portray creatures in the wild.
Each episode of Frozen Planet contained a final section explaining how images were captured although no mention was made of the polar bear giving birth in a specially constructed den in a zoo.