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BBC suspends commissions from Sundog Pictures

The BBC has suspended any commissioning from UK-based prodco Sundog Pictures as it investigates an alleged breach of editorial standards involving a BBC3 online documentary featuring British actor Reggie Yates ...
March 10, 2017

The BBC has suspended any commissioning from UK-based prodco Sundog Pictures as it investigates an alleged breach of editorial standards involving a BBC3 online documentary featuring British actor Reggie Yates that launched in January.

“Following discussions with Sundog Pictures, the BBC now understands that the scene in the episode of Reggie Yates: Hidden Australia entitled Black in the Outback, which purported to be a party, included footage that had been filmed at a wake, and had been edited in a way which is misleading,” a spokesperson from the BBC said in a statement. 

The BBC said this incident falls below the standards the pubcaster expects of program makers.

“We take any suggestion that the BBC’s high standards of accuracy and fairness have not been met very seriously, and will not commission any new programs from Sundog Pictures, with their agreement, while we investigate further,” the BBC said.

All current Sundog programs in production will also be reviewed.

Sundog Pictures was co-founded by Sam Branson and Johnny Webb, and is responsible for other Reggie Yates docs including Life and Death in Chicago and the Extreme UK series.

 

 

 

 

 

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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