Further Statement concerning Human Planet natural history series

Date: 26.04.2018     Last updated: 26.04.2018 at 13.39
Category: BBC One; BBC Two; Factual
The BBC today released the following further statement regarding Human Planet which was broadcast in 2011:

"The BBC has been alerted to a further editorial breach in the Human Planet series from 2011. In episode one, Oceans, a Lamaleran whale hunter named Benjamin Blikololong is shown supposedly harpooning a whale. On review, the BBC does not consider that the portrayal of his role is accurate, although the sequence does reflect how they hunt whales.

"The BBC has decided to withdraw Human Planet from distribution for a full editorial review. Since this programme was broadcast in 2011, we have strengthened our training for the BBC’s Natural History Unit in editorial guidelines, standards and values."

BBC Press Office