A pair of stories today in the Telegraph and Mail Online have attacked the BBC for "extravagance" over its hotel costs while filming Lambing Live.
The crew stayed at the Dalmahoy Marriott, paying a rate of £58 a night. This was the closest hotel to the filming location that was able to accommodate this number and is located on a main road, which is necessary in case of bad weather. This was an economic and practical option which was within BBC policy guidelines.
But, wait. £58 is less than £279, isn't it? Let's double check:
Now, who wants to play a game of "how far down the Telegraph article did you have to read before you discovered the entire story was nonsense"?
On the whole, it looks like the headline should actually have been this:
UPDATE — 1:51 p.m. BST: Oh look, the Telegraph seems to have changed its headline.
It's also worth noting that Lambing Live is one of BBC2's more popular shows:
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