Life of Mammals censored in Holland
The cuts to David Attenborough’s documentary series were apparently made with the BBC’s agreement. If this is true it is, as Bartholomew points out, a gross betrayal of its remit.
EO director Henk Hagoort explains:
We’ve been ‘adapting’ nature films since we started. It’s no secret. We don’t believe that man descends from monkeys.
By controlling exclusive rights in Holland, EO has ensured that the Dutch public will be sheltered from Attenborough’s dangerous evolutionary propaganda.
Comparative clips of the English and Dutch versions can bee seen at Cloggie.
(Hat Tip: The Pagan Prattle)
UPDATE: As noted in the comments, if the EO’s buying of exclusive rights to the show is an attempt to shield the Dutch public, it is an ineffective one. 80% of the Dutch have cable, which includes to BBC1 and 2 as well as the Discovery Channel. Perhaps the rights only cover Dutch language versions?