Mike Sales wrote:I often see on-screen pieces in which the actor or presenter is ostensibly driving on open public roads. These do look very convincing. I really doubt that they are faked.
They're often done with the car being towed on a low trailer for the dialogue bits, intercut with shots of the car actually being driven where you can't see them actually talking. Very easy to do, cheap and perfectly safe.
If these methods delivered an acceptable illusion of driving, then Coogan's argument, that a longer ban would mean that his travelogue would have to be cancelled, fails.
The whole show could be faked, and if this is routine, then no problem arises.
Perhaps his evidence was lies, and that should attract punishment.