The BBC have admitted that they no longer plan to employ any “ground-based cameramen”, and that from now on all their shows are to be shot by drones.
“There is no type of programme that isn’t improved by being filmed from the air,” a BBC spokesperson told us. “There’s no point putting cameras on the ground when you can fly them around in the sky.”
The BBC’s news studio in London has been moved into the open air so that bulletins can be shot by remote aerial cameras, and weather reports will now be filmed by drones from the roof of the London Weather Centre.
The forthcoming series of Poldark has been shot entirely by drones, and Antiques Roadshow now has a team of twenty five drone cameras which record entire programmes from a height of around sixty five feet.