Sunday 05 December 2021

Broadcaster defends editing out evolution

Religious TV station EO on Monday defended its editing of wildlife documentaries to remove references to evolution.


Director Henk Hagoort told Trouw that editing was normal in bought-in programmes. ‘That also happens in drama series if, for example, there is a lot of swearing’.
On Saturday it emerged that the BBC documentary Life of Mammals by David Attenborough had been edited, and one entire programme scrapped because of its focus on evolution. The EO is an evangelical broadcaster which takes the creation of the world in seven days as one of its standpoints.
‘If people do not accept our position on creationism they do not have to watch,’ Hagoort said.
Hagoort said the decision not to buy the one episode which focused on evolution had been discussed with the BBC.

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