BBC Reacts To Faked Tribe Show Claims

OTB reported earlier today that a programme aired by the BBC about life in an Amazonian Tribe was subject to a number of inaccuracies. The programme was produced by Cicada Productions who have so far provided no comment about the allegations by tribal rights charity Survival International.

However, a BBC Worldwide spokesperson has given the following reaction to the accusations: “This programme was acquired by BBC Worldwide from Fremantle Media and was made by Cicada Productions. It was broadcast on our BBC Knowledge channel in Africa and it last aired in November 2010. There are no plans for the programme to be broadcast again on our channels”.

“BBC Worldwide is committed to the highest editorial standards and will examine the claims made”.

“We are concerned by the allegations made and we have asked Fremantle to establish the full facts and update us as a matter of urgency”.