BBC Film on Bulgarian Resort Gets Unflattering Reviews in UK

Society | October 7, 2013, Monday // 11:50|  views

Stacey Dooley reported on booze, bar crawls and Bulgaria in a BBC documentary. Photo by BBC

The BBC team, who recently filmed a documentary about debauched Britons in Bulgaria's Sunny Beach resort, has received biting reviews in the British press.

“The bright-eyed Dooley wandered around like a school prefect at an orgy, politely interviewing young men and women who were seven or eight cocktails past losing inhibitions that they never possessed in the first place,” Andrew Anthony wrote in The Observer, referring to the BBC journalist, who did “Booze, Bar Crawls and Bulgaria”.

“What Dooley discovered is that when British youth go on eight-hour cheap-booze binges their behaviour is not always the source of national pride. The suggestion was that the Bulgarians were cynically exploiting this cultural vulnerability by deliberately giving the Britons what they wanted.”

This is more than enough for The Observer review to take its criticism a bit further:

“All in all, it was hard to care what happened to anyone. They could have all drowned in vodka and vomit and somehow, you felt, we could have survived the news.”

How much do we really know about this new holiday hotspot?" Dooley asked.

According to Andrew Anthony:

“The answer now is far more than we ever wanted or needed to know.”

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