Friday, 23 May 2008

BBC re-train documentary makers after "Crowngate" affair

Unofficially, the BBC's staff are up in arms over a new training scheme called "Safeguarding Trust". The scheme is designed to re-train documentary and programme makers on how to make films that stay within the boundries of strict editorial guidelines. The scheme is said to be in response to the "Crowngate" affair where a documentary trailer was edited to make it appear as though Her Majesty The Queen was storming out of a photo session with Annie Leibowitz, when she was actually entering the room. One BBC insider told The Express: "What we are being taught is basically how not to make a decent documentary. It's patronising and nonsensical,"

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