British expats angered by BBC Costa del Sol documentary

Published:  14 Apr at 4 PM
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Many British expats residing on Spain’s Costa del Sol have been outraged by the BBC’s ‘Costa del Sol: Last Brits Standing’ documentary after it portrayed life on the sunny coastline in a negative manner.

The locals interviewed on the show described the Brits living there as “crazy” and “barbaric” among other not so positive comments, while expats who have relocated there are filmed making derogatory comments about the Spanish.

However, Barbara Mora of online news site Vertele was far from impressed by the documentary, saying that it gave the image of Spain being a “cruel place” that is trying to win a battle against a British colony. She claimed that the show brought only irritation, adding that it was “manipulated, out-of-date and brought nothing new”.

Meanwhile, Spanish newspaper ABC noted that the reputation Spain has as being a place where dreams turn sour was unfair, pointing to the 65 million tourists that visited the Iberian country last year. It also pointed out that of that number, 15 million were from the UK.

Ceri Radiford of Britain’s Daily Telegraph described the show as entertaining, but admitted that it was an “insubstantial look at expat life”.
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