BBC documentary ‘Costa del Sol: Last Brits Standing’ has left many cold after Spain and expat life here was portrayed extremely negatively.
The Spaniards featured describe expats as ‘barbaric’ and ‘crazy’ while expats are seen making derogatory remarks about the Spanish.
Barbara Mora of online news site Vertele wrote: “It paints a picture of Spain as a cruel place, facing off against a British colony.”
She said: “It´s a manipulated, out-of-date report that doesn’t bring anything new to the table. Just irritation.”
Spanish daily ABC said that the assertion that dreams go sour in Spain was unfair given last year’s record tourist rates of 65 million, 15 million of those British.
Telegraph critic Ceri Radiford described the documentary as ‘an entertaining if insubstantial look at expat life’.