Monday, August 22, 2005

The BBC, drugs, sex and the security services.

In 2003, Channel 4 broadcast a documentary detailing the cocaine scandals involving some of the BBC's best-known presenters.

The programme, 'Snorting Coke With The BBC', suggested that cocaine abuse is rife at the BBC.

Bough, who presented the BBC’s Breakfast Time news programme admitted in 1988 that he had attended cocaine and sex parties.


In the 1980s, Peter Duncan, from the children's programme Blue Peter, was outed as a former soft-porn star; in 1998, Richard Bacon was fired after the News of the World "revealed" that the "Blue Peter goody-goody" was "a cocaine-snorting sneak".


According to a site called tvlicensing:

"The BBC is controlled by new Labour placemen...

"The BBC offers poor quality, unfocused services, accounting that rivals Enron's for murkiness, and some of the worst gutter programming ever made, with perhaps 5% of its output constituting real public broadcasting, by any reasonable definition."


To get a job at the BBC it helps if your family has a military connection.

It also helps if you are sympathetic to the Anglo-American-Israeli establishment.

Extract from 'Blacklist: The Inside Story of Political Vetting' by Mark Hollingsworth and Richard Norton-Taylor -

At the BBC:

"All news and current affairs journalists, film editors, directors and producers in every department were vetted by the Security Services.

"Vetting was run from Room 105, a secluded office on the first floor of Broadcasting House – a part of the same network of corridors on which George Orwell modelled his Ministry of Truth in 1984.

"There the BBC employed a Security Liaison Officer who received the names of all successful job applicants from the chairmen of interviewing boards...

"In 1982 Brigadier Ronald L. Stonham, a retired army officer, moved into Room 105 as ‘Special Assistant' to the Director of Personnel, Christopher Martin, himself a former Royal Marine."

On 29th January 1987, Alasdair Milne, 'the last Director General to take the corporation's public service remit seriously', was removed by Marmaduke Hussey, Thatcher's new chairman of the board.

The government did not like some of the programmes broadcast by the BBC while Milne was Director General.

1. 'Maggie’s Militant Tendency', broadcast on 30th January 1984, was a Panorama documentary which looked at extreme right-wing elements on the backbenches of the Tory party and showed Neil Hamilton MP and Gerald Howarth MP attending extreme right meetings.

2. Duncan Campbell’s 'Secret Society' [available here] series that showed evidence that £500 million of unauthorised Military Intelligence spending on a Zircon spy satellite had been concealed from the House of Commons' Public Accounts Committee. The Zircon film was not broadcast to the public.

3. The drama 'Edge of Darkness' was about collaboration between rogue elements in government and the nuclear industry.

Thatcher appointed Marmaduke Hussey chairman of the BBC Governors in November 1986.

According to 'Chance Governs All', Marmaduke Hussey's memoirs, 2001:

In 1986, Hussey had a conversation with Victor Rothschild, head of the C.P.R.S. government 'think tank'.

"Can you fire the Director General?" enquires Rothschild

A long pause from Hussey, "I think so".

"Well, that's all that needs to be said isn't it" Rothschild replies.

Articles about manipulation of the BBC - in chronological order
18Apr05 - Guardian - 'Most interesting speech of BAFTA night' cut by BBC
03Oct04 - Observer - BBC governor under fire for Iraq contracts
30Aug04 - Independent/Observer - Privatised arms boss is BBC board's backstabber
24Jan04 - by Tim Llewellyn - Why the BBC ducks the Palestinian story
22Jan04 - New Standard - The Real BBC: Balanced, Fair and Honest... Unless it Really Matters
08May03 - Media Guardian - Liddle lashes out at 'arrogant' BBC
11Mar03 - Daily Mirror - Fi's show dropped - so who runs the BBC then, lawyers or broadcasters?
12Aug02 - John Simpson claims Labour spin doctors are hacking into BBC Journalists' Computers
09Apr02 - BBC block staff access to this website -
10Mar02 - Sunday Times (Censored) - Dyke spends £250,000 on BBC bosses' junket - story withdrawn part way through the papers' print run
20Sep01 - Guardian - Gavyn Davies 'Mr Charisma' new Chairman of the Board of Governors
03Feb01 - What's the difference between a television and a toaster? - Grahame Murdock, media lecturer
10Sep01 - Independent - How the Chairman of the Board of Governors is selected
13Mar00 - 'I Hate The BBC' - Mental hospital for BBC intruder
11Sept99 - Daily Express - BBC moved news security man two weeks before raid
03Jan99 - Sunday Times - BBC bosses wriggling to deny corruption allegations
29Jan87 - Director General Milne is too independent - Thatcher's political takeover of the BBC - extract from Milne's autobiography
December 1986... The Zircon cover-up: £500 million of public money goes missing and the BBC attempt to report it... will they ever dare again?
July97 - Report of my attendance at a 'consultation' at BBC Broadcasting House
What the BBC Charter is supposed to Guarantee and other information - including the military police taking over BBC premises and locking staff out



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