AlanGoodman wrote:Absolutely nothing about the run was staged (unlike an episode of the Gadget Show I was involved with in a pedal car...)
My own comment and I believe most/all comments about the "staged" aspect of the program was more about how it came across rather than accusations of it being "staged" (i.e. not accusations of deliberate deception).
As (I think) I commented earlier such an impression may easily be due to the style of the program which differs from many other such programs. To me the lack of the normal "false drama" (where they could "die at any moment due to the dangers of ...") was a big improvement, but it makes it come across differently from other similar programs. A great improvement but "something seems wrong" as everybody is so familiar with the "danger" the "heroes" are exposing themselves to.