Which was the fiction tree as a subject in a famous and a real funny hoax on BBC, related with a programme of Panorama?
#110609. Asked by snuiteke. (Nov 09 09 8:37 AM)
Wow, must be hoax week on the FT Borad....what have I started?|
The classic hoax was about the Swiss spaghetti bushes/trees.
This excerpt from 1957 should clear up the mystery:
The BBC has received a mixed reaction to a spoof documentary broadcast this evening about spaghetti crops in Switzerland.
The hoax Panorama programme, narrated by distinguished broadcaster Richard Dimbleby, featured a family from Ticino in Switzerland carrying out their annual spaghetti harvest.
It showed women carefully plucking strands of spaghetti from a tree and laying them in the sun to dry.
But some viewers failed to see the funny side of the broadcast and criticised the BBC for airing the item on what is supposed to be a serious factual programme.
Others, however, were so intrigued they wanted to find out where they could purchase their very own spaghetti bush.
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