On Thu, 6 Dec 2012 08:46:24 +0000, Duncan wrote:
The BBC classify it as "Factual" on the iPlayer so that would<sigh>
Being "factual" does not automatically imply strict "accuracy".
concerned with what is actually the case; actually
relating to or occurring in fiction; invented for the
purposes of fiction (OED)
The use of "factual" by the BBC, and broadcasters globally for that
matter, is to clearly indicate the antithesis of "fictional".
the quality or state of being correct or precise (OED)
Very little visual imagery *of any sort*, except perhaps material
specifically produced for forensic (or similar) purposes, is strictly
"correct or precise", and in that sense it is really no different from
written or spoken material.