The Downton Abbey special, to be screened on Christmas Day, has already come under fire for its misrepresentation of '20s fashions. Former editor of the Shooting Times, Tony Jackson has publicly berated the episode in the Daily Telegraph over a promotional still which shows a shooting party wearing leather gaiters. Disgusting, right?
Nature documentaries never aim to project complete realism onto our screens. Killer whales don't actually chew on penguins in slow-motion. The Antarctic landscape doesn't glisten and sweep like a David Lean epic, its inhabitants are not permanently viewed through a cinematic filter that would make a tramp's mongrel look like the most majestic of all God's beasts.
BBC One always goes a bit crackers at Christmas, but this year it has surpassed itself. Never mind the five-star lineup, Nick Knowles et al - many...
The final episode of Frozen Planet featured narrator Sir David Attenborough as he explained the ways in which shrinking ice sheets in the Arctic and Antarctic are radically changing life at the poles for all species, including humans. But the seventh instalment of the BBC's extraordinarily successful series has attracted undeserved controversy for its focus on the impacts of climate change.