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Crediting Music During The Show

CA
Castries
Was pleasantly surprised to be notified by the Apple TV app that there was an unexpected 4th episode of 'The Trump Show', a 72 documentary on the BBC looking at the US President - 3 went out last year just before the election, and this covered events over the last couple of months.

The series was really good - even as a political nerd who knows it all I thought they had found interesting people to sit down with (and Nigel Farage) and gotten hold of mobile phone footage from inside the White House that hadn't been broadcast before. Really impressive to see it is currently number 3 on the iPlayer chart.

The new episode wasn't quite up to the standard of the first 3 (understandably enough) and I don't agree with the editorial decision to cut a Georgia's Official predicting a killing or the choice not to show the police officer being hurt in a Capitol Door but what was interesting to this forum was the on-screen crediting of footage. There must be a 100 different sources used, but only a couple were credited whilst being shown - presumably those they couldn't get permission from? One was Donald Trump Jr's Facebook and another was from a crazy spiritual advisor's website. The one that did stand out was the fact they credited the song they were playing out over the footage of Trump arriving at a rally - never seen anything like this on the BBC before:
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TI
TIGHazard Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Was pleasantly surprised to be notified by the Apple TV app that there was an unexpected 4th episode of 'The Trump Show', a 72 documentary on the BBC looking at the US President - 3 went out last year just before the election, and this covered events over the last couple of months.

The series was really good - even as a political nerd who knows it all I thought they had found interesting people to sit down with (and Nigel Farage) and gotten hold of mobile phone footage from inside the White House that hadn't been broadcast before. Really impressive to see it is currently number 3 on the iPlayer chart.

The new episode wasn't quite up to the standard of the first 3 (understandably enough) and I don't agree with the editorial decision to cut a Georgia's Official predicting a killing or the choice not to show the police officer being hurt in a Capitol Door but what was interesting to this forum was the on-screen crediting of footage. There must be a 100 different sources used, but only a couple were credited whilst being shown - presumably those they couldn't get permission from? One was Donald Trump Jr's Facebook and another was from a crazy spiritual advisor's website. The one that did stand out was the fact they credited the song they were playing out over the footage of Trump arriving at a rally - never seen anything like this on the BBC before:
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I've seen it on the BBC before, but only on foreign Storyville documentaries. Maybe the producers of this have done it for ease of export.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
It airs on BBC2 on Sunday.
Be nicer and more tolerant to each other. Them's the rules.
CA
Castries

I've seen it on the BBC before, but only on foreign Storyville documentaries. Maybe the producers of this have done it for ease of export.

Quite possibly, especially as it was finished less than a week ago and presumably any other markets would want to broadcast it asap.

It's an interesting part of the programme, as a crossover from news to documentary to entertainment. They play the song out over background crowd noise, and you could infer it was recorded live - the segment starts with Nigel Farage explaining that Something In The Air Tonight started to play at the rally as Air Force One touches down, then it cuts to Trump arriving on foot as Nigel says the music picks up in intensity - but clearly the song wasn't playing over and over on a loop.

Perhaps the credit was intended to flag that this isn't an accurate 'as-shown' representation of a historical record?

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