It appears that the BBC is getting some flack over this program and the lack of live material.
The beasts were picked up by thermal imaging cameras in Kenya – and made up a disappointing five minutes of the 70-minute programme.
Viewers have now called on the BBC to scrap the series for its lack of live animal footage and criticised the ‘inane drivel’ from co-presenter Richard Hammond.
One comment on the BBC’s Points of View site said of the Top Gear host: ‘He’s more interested in trying to be funny and should stick to low grade, inane series that he can’t ruin.’
Another viewer posted on The Week’s website: ‘What was built up as a fascinating live series of broadcasts turned into a celeb-led, dumbed-down amalgam of ‘recorded earlier’ and gurning to camera.
The first episode, which also featured co-presenter Julia Bradbury in the US, included only about 20 minutes of live television between pre-recorded footage of animals.
Another comment to PoV read: ‘So, let me get this right. The only ‘live’ aspect to this show is Hammond presenting the links from a dark and rainy Kenya?’
Another added: ‘They should at least cancel the remaining episodes.’
Hammond has claimed he has a ‘lifelong passion’ for wildlife.
Read more: http://www.metro.co.uk/tv/898517-viewers-call-on-bbc-to-scrap-planet-earth-live-after-animal-no-show#ixzz1uUZV7zVU