BBC to screen docu featuring corpsesMay 3rd, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 3 (ANI): The BBC is planning to screen a documentary that will feature the corpses of viewers’ relatives.
The one of a kind programme will be presented by Richard Wilson, reports The Telegraph.
“BBC Documentaries are producing a film for BBC1 at 9pm exploring attitudes towards death and dying,” say the producers in an advertisement.
“We’ll be examining existing taboos and encouraging openness about people’s individual experiences.
“If you took a photograph of a loved one after they died and wish to contribute to our research please contact firstname.lastname@example.org,” they added.
Back in 2007, ITV was criticised for advertising that its documentary Malcolm and Barbara: Love’s Farewell would show the moment when an Alzheimer’s patient died.
It later admitted that it had actually ceased filming three days earlier.
A BBC spokesman says: “In Victorian times it was a widely accepted practice to take photographs of dead loved ones.” (ANI)
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