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He has been delighting viewers for decades, but it appears that Sir David Attenborough’s style of presenting wildlife programmes has fallen out of favour at the BBC.
The head of the corporation’s Natural History unit has said that when Sir David, 88, eventually retires it will not look to “fill his shoes”.
Instead, Wendy Darke announced that the unit will seek “diverse”, populist presenters on the same wavelength as the audience.
Its newest recruit, Lucy Cooke, an Oxford zoology graduate, has said she aims to bring entertainment and humour to her role, in an attempt to convey her message to as wide an audience as possible.
Cooke, who said she “always thought that you could bring a bit more entertainment to natural history”, added that she intended to use humour to “sugar coat the bitter pill” of her conservation message.
I HATE THIS SHIFT IN NATURAL HISTORY PROGRAMMING TO MAKE IT ALL ABOUT ENTERTAINMENT SO MUCH. Just watching these so-called documentaries is painful.
Sure, have a few programs geared towards that market but why can’t we have the more serious, fact-based natural history programs as well? Not every thing needs to be dumbed down and “sugar-coated”.
No wonder we live in this Disney-fied society where people don’t have the first clue about the realities of nature.
Seriously. You can see this shift if you look at older natural history documentaries such as Trials of Life (1990) and then watch BBC Africa (2013). Modern BBC documentaries seem to favour family entertainment. The narrative is geared towards including humour to make light of situations rather than educate on the facts. No longer can/do they show brutal fights or predator-prey encounters on television. Even the background music has changed - it is upbeat and almost pop-y instead of orchestral.
I also hate the new trend of transmitting wildlife documentaries “live”. It never works and they often have to use archive footage to supplement the lack of good live footage.
Way to widen the gap between the general public and the science of natural history.
I really dislike this. A lot. Dumbing things down doesn’t make people more interested, it makes them less intelligent.
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