Especially mentioning that it feels that they prowl about for victims and the fact they withhold information before putting you onto the show. I'm pretty sure that violates Ethic and Human Rights. I mean, people are being deceived.
The thing is on almot all tv shows the people sign a release form, much like the Cosplay Fever guys do, once you sign that and they've filmed you, there isn't much you can say.
But you've signed the release form by being deceived by the producers - which is still a violation of the Code of Ethics
Do you mean the BBC Production Guidelines?
What happened to miiol was in the first series (apparently BBC had apologised to her), it's likely at that point the people wanted to make a show but had no concrete idea what they were going to do, so they interviewed some people, gave those people a very hazy description of what the show might be about, and then hashed together a few episodes to show the higher-ups. The higher-ups said "yeah, this shit is funny" and so they just put those episodes on TV.
For the second season onwards they would've been much more careful about what they put in the release form and kept the interviewees informed - mind you, letting them know what the show is about doesn't give them editing rights, so whatever they might've said to "pod" in their defense would've been edited out anyway to make them look ridiculous.
In any case, I like the Beeb in general but every time I see shows like this I get angry about my TV licence fee being used to promote bullying.
I'm just going to requote Pez here cos I agree - I was in the first series of the show, it's about 5 years ago
now! (The part I was on wasn't released until a year after I was filmed, too.) I think the show is VERY popular now, so people will know what is going on with it!
I was saying to Donna why some people had gone on it, as the same thing happened to a few people I know who went on it.
For me, I had an apology going "Oh sorry we didn't know you were deaf and we won't show this clip again" kind of thing, what I am trying to say is they don't keep records of people, I don't think, so if their comments seem misinformed they only can work from the footage they kept to present the people. Does that make sense? I can't quite put it into words.
I know with a few other people that went on the show much later on, they just had problems with editing as Pez said above, so that is more relevant to this thread, because you DO sign a release form saying they can do what they want with the footage!