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BBC pulls documentary on Prince Charles household (spin doctors?)

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EdithWeston Sun 04-Jan-15 10:49:10

Brief mention on The Guardian

Has anyone seen a fuller account of what is going on here? The Guardian would be expected to make it sound as damning as possible, when there might really be a simple technical reason. But it does seem odd.

AuntieStella Sun 04-Jan-15 11:11:48

Unsurprisingly, there is nothing on BBC website about this at the moment.

TheOneWiththeNicestSmile Sun 04-Jan-15 11:15:18

This piece is more informative

www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/dec/29/bbc-postpones-prince-charles-spin-doctor-documentary

'Separately, it is understood that issues remain in getting clearance for some archive footage featuring members of the royal family.
There is said to be an ongoing dialogue between the BBC and representatives of the royal family, with the corporation still intending to broadcast the series at a later date.'

We'll see...

EdithWeston Sun 04-Jan-15 18:45:56

Thanks!

Impossible to tell from this whether it is something unfair (like the Leibowitz trailer they mention) or if there's anything else going on. If it's just a case of sorting out old footage to make sure non-chronological use isn't misleading, then the programme could appear fairly soon. If it doesn't then goodness only knows what's happening.

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