15 Nov '11, 11am

Don't mention the melting ice! Attenborough' Frozen Planet censored because 'He's not famous' ^PS

If you listen really carefully you can probably hear it: the sound of Lord Reith rotating slowly in his coffin. At this distance it sounds remarkably like a Greenland glacier breaking up. It emerged today that the BBC has adopted a new, slightly more cumbersome motto: "Educate, inform and entertain – just so long as the educate and inform part doesn't piss off lucrative foreign markets." Rumours are also circulating that "nation shall speak peace unto nation" will from now on feature the coda, "as long as they are not talking about anything too contentious". In case you missed it, the Telegraph today reported the BBC's latest flagship wildlife documentary, Frozen Planet, has been broken up into two versions for sale to foreign markets: one version featuring all seven episodes, including the key show on the impact climate change is having on the poles; and one where the cli...

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