Vanita Kohli-Khandekar: The taxpayer as a media investor

The benefits of having a public service broadcaster that invests in factual and entertainment programming are evident in the strength of the UK's creative economy

Vanita Kohli-Khandekar

Alastair Fothergill's The Hunt looks at the relationship between the predator and his prey. The seven-part TV series, which took two and a half years in the making, is funded by BBC Worldwide. Shark, a co-production between BBC's Natural History Unit and Discovery, took over two years, 4K cameras and the latest filming technology to capture how sharks court each other, give birth or clean their teeth. The Hunt and Shark, slated for release later this year, were on display at the BBC Worldwide Showcase in Liverpool last week. They are part of 2,800 hours of natural history, drama ...