0 Have your say From: Mrs Trees Fewster-Verhaar, Gomersal. MANY people are complaining in your letters page about Laura Kuenssberg. I actually complained to the BBC online and I got this bland response: “I understand you have found Laura Kuenssberg as rude and aggressive when conducting interviews, particularly when interviewing the Prime Minister.“Naturally we regret when any member of our audience is unhappy with any aspect of what we do. “We don’t engage any presenter unless we believe they’re competent and can meet the specific demands required of them. “As BBC’s political editor, a fundamental part of Laura Kuenssberg’s role is to give our audience an informed and impartial analysis of key political events, using her experience and judgement. “We believe that her reporting since the election has been entirely consistent with this.”Perhaps if more people complain to the BBC, they might have to take notice.From: … [Read more...] about YP Letters: BBC under fire for Laura Kuenssberg’s ‘offensive’ interview with Theresa May
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BBC wildlife presenter Chris Packham has been charged with assault after getting into a flap with bird hunters in Malta.The Springwatch star was arrested after confronting trappers who accused him of attacking them — which he strongly denies.But the animal lover, 55, slammed Maltese prosecutors for dragging him to court.And he alleged that police officers pushed and hassled him instead of nicking the trappers who had caged rare birds like the protected goldfinch and collared doves.He blasted: "You point out suspected criminals to the police and you end up in court".Telly favourite Chris, who has been hailed as the heir to David Attenborough, is on the island filming a documentary on hunting.He has previously criticised the Maltese government for allowing what he called "the carnage" of illegal bird shooting in the med hotspot.In 2014 he was detained by cops after a similar heated row with hunters.Posting a video from a police station in the town of Gozo … [Read more...] about BBC Springwatch star Chris Packham arrested and charged with assault in Malta in row with illegal bird trappers
DAVID Attenborough will be taking on the world of armadillos in his brand new series tonight.But what does the show cover? When is it on? and what do we know about David?Here's what you need to know about the show...Hotel Armadillo is part of the Natural World series - a collection of one off films about wildlife and families.In this instalment, viewers will see how giant armadillos have become restaurant owners of the animal kingdom in the Pantanal of Brazil.As well as providing room and board for the animals around them, the audience at home will get a unique insight into what to expect in the future.Baby giant armadillos will also be given a look at, as well as "hotel visitors" including birds, lizards and snakes dropping by at their leisure.David Attenborough will be narrating the new show - after years and years in the trade.The 90-year-old TV veteran has been making documentary films since 1952 - and last year earned over £1million for his films with the BBC.In fact, the … [Read more...] about When is Hotel Armadillo: Natural World on BBC Two tonight, is David Attenborough narrating and what’s it about?
A GOLDEN eagle that featured on last weekend’s episode of Planet Earth II wasn’t even a wild animal.Experts actually strapped cameras to a trained bird that was in captivity, the BBC revealed.As Sir David Attenborough’s popular BBC documentary has already raked in the viewers this year, it’s no surprise that some fans will be left scratching their heads over this revelation.A segment from Sunday night showed an eagle flying above a stunning snowy terrain at 200mph with a small camera attached to its back.Viewers were so captivated by the gripping footage that they took to social media to share their thoughts.One Twitter user admitted: “Golden eagle segment in #planetearth2 is so beautiful and astonishing that I am actually crying?”More viewers described the moment as “spell-binding”, while another exclaimed that it was “just amazing”.Even though dozens of Planet Earth fans lapped up the clever camera tricks, some questioned … [Read more...] about Planet Earth II’s stunning golden eagle segment slammed for being ‘FAKE’ after BBC admits using trained bird
WILDLIFE fanatics have been given lots to get excited about with the BBC taking viewers to one of the world’s most intriguing corners of the world.Galapagos has promised to showcase all the natural wonders of the historic islands in the Pacific Ocean.But when is it next on TV and who is presenting it? Here is all you need to know about the BBC One show:Galapagos is a documentary series that follows a scientific team on an expedition on the exotic Pacific Ocean islands.The team investigates how life is changing on the islands in the face of global warming using state of the art technology to monitor the natural inhabitants and study how they are adapting to the changing world.Viewers are being taken high above the clouds to the island volcanos, deep beneath the waves as the team study the ocean, and through the island terrain in search of endangered species.Each episode in the series focuses on a different aspect of the island's rich and diverse wildlife.Tonight, viewers … [Read more...] about When is Galapagos: Cauldron of Life on BBC One tonight, which animals are featured and who is Liz Bonnin?
EASTENDERS fans were left disappointed on Thursday night when the BBC announced that there will be NO Friday night episode of the soap.Tonight saw a string of dramatic events kick off, from Louise and her bullying gang of “mates” leaking Shakil’s nude pictures, to Denise’s feud with her sister Kim coming to a dramatic climax during a kitchen table showdown.However as the duff-duff’s kicked in the BBC’s voiceover informed viewers that they will have to wait until Monday night to discover what happens next as the soap will not be aired in its usual 8pm slot on Friday.The location for tomorrow night is going to be somewhat more exotic than Albert Square, as the channel will be showing an hour-long version of Spy in the Wild, the nature show that uses animatronic creatures to get up close to wildlife.However, telly lovers seem to be more interested in the wild goings on closer to home.One commented: “Why have the BBC replaced EastEnders for a … [Read more...] about EastEnders fans left disappointed after BBC announces that Friday night’s episode is cancelled
ONCE there were fly-on-the-wall documentaries. Today, thanks to huge advances in robot technology, there are pup-in-the-pack, chick-in-the-nest and even croc-in-the-lake wildlife films.Programme makers are giving viewers amazing new insights into how animals live together by concealing cameras inside lifelike robotic animals.Pioneering new BBC1 series Spy In The Wild features 34 robotic creatures, costing up to £100,000 each, which were used to infiltrate animal communities in 21 countries then record 8,000 hours of footage over three years.The most startling scenes revolve around grief.A robot baby monkey is sent into a colony of 120 langur monkeys and the adolescents take it in turns to babysit.But when it stops working, the monkeys think it has died – and they all start to grieve.Here, JEN PHARO looks at some of the animal ’bots and their shots from episode one, screened January 12.A fake leopard TORTOISE filmed the creatures’ loud mating in Kenya. The … [Read more...] about New BBC nature documentary conceals cameras lifelike robotic animals giving viewers an amazing insight into how animals live… we take a look at the best
THIS is the shocking moment BBC wildlife presenter Chris Packham is accosted by cops who force him to stop filming bird hunters in Malta.The telly favourite was later arrested and charged with assault — accusations that a magistrate slammed as worthy of a "comedy show".A camera captures the sudden confrontation when a car can be heard pulling up behind Chris and his crew.A man barks orders to stop filming and the TV conservationist claims he was then shoved towards his motor by a fuming policeman.A mic is able to pick up the loud voices of the officers ushering the team away, with one man heard shouting: "You cannot film here. This is private property. That is an order".Later that day Chris was left stunned when he was handed a court summons ordering him to appear before a magistrate on assault charges.But the Springwatch star told The Sun that he blew the prosecution "out of the water" after the brief hearing on Thursday morning cleared him of all … [Read more...] about Dramatic moment BBC star Chris Packham is ‘pushed by raging cop’ who forces him into his car before Springwatch presenter is accused of assault
PLANET Earth is already being lined up for a third instalment – but BBC bosses need to make it quickly to keep 90-year-old Sir David Attenborough on board.The second series of the wildlife documentary has just finished and viewers thought it would probably be the last time they would witness the breath-taking scenes of nature accompanied by Sir David Attenborough's narration.But the show’s bosses are now keen to persuade the naturalist to record another batch of episodes – before he retires.Producer Mike Gunton explained the idea of a third series in the pipeline but, even if the BBC are on board with the recommission, it could take at least a decade to make.Speaking to the Daily Star, Mike explained: "We'd also be crazy to say it will be here in three years or even five years' time. We love working with Sir David and I think he loves working with us, and we want that to last as long as possible.”He went on to reveal that once David no longer wants to be part of … [Read more...] about BBC bosses rush to make third Planet Earth series before Sir David Attenborough retires
SIR David Attenborough will once again narrate a BBC nature series after it's been revealed the broadcaster is making Blue Planet II.The follow up to the 2001 aquatic epic will see Sir David take viewers back under the sea to witness some of nature's most amazing creatures living their lives.The original Blue Planet made nearly £20 million in the sales of DVDs, books and broadcast right, while the show was sold to more than 150 territories across the globe.Chief content officer at BBC Worldwide, Helen Jackson, told inews: "Blue Planet II is a wonderful spectacular show of the world's oceans that I think will really surprise people."The show is set to air later in 2017.The news comes after it was revealed that the BBC are also eager to rush out the third installment of Planter Earth to keep 90-year-old narrator on board.The second series of the wildlife documentary ended with viewers thinking it might be the last time they would witness the nature show … [Read more...] about BBC announce a second series of Blue Planet and reveal Sir David Attenborough will return as narrator