October 16th, 2012

Former Child Star: Jimmy Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Former child actor turned investigative journalist Ben Fellows has written a damning piece about his early career ‘running the gauntlet’ of paedophiles through the world of television, media and even politics:

“When I was between the ages of ten and the age of consent, on every television programme and theatre job I did, I was either sexually harassed, coerced into drinking too much, felt up in some way, or simply followed home by a crazy male fans. I’ve had actors expose themselves to me and I mean really famous actors, including world-famous movie stars – many who are touted by the sycophantic celebrity-worshiping media as role models. So you can see how recent revelations of Jimmy Saville are of little surprise for me.”

Worth a read.


  1. 1
    Steve Lloyd. says:

    I watched HIGNFY on catch-up last night, was the worst episode i have ever seen. It descended from a comedy show into distorted version of newsnight. absolutely bizarre.

    I have always liked Claire Balding, seemed competent and down to earth to me, but last night she was wretched. And the staunch Tory supporter Ian Hislop joining in, was for me incredulous. Do you! have something to hide Mr Hislop?

    It must have been very uncomfortable for the audience, and for me that episode proves that a lot of people are running scared from allegations that might emerge, and proof of BBC/establishment cover up.

    Watched John Whittingdale of CMS commitee squirm and obfuscate under mild questioning fron Sky’s Samantha simmons this morning, he looked very uncomfortable, and indicated to me that said cover up has already begun.

    The establishment f*ck with us on a daily basis. We are all aware of their blatant greed and hypocrisy, but surely this sort of institutionalised moral depravity is beyond the pale.

    Maybe there’s have a chance to turn the tables. This must be pursued with unrelenting vigour by this blog, and others. Lead the way Guido.

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    TFS says:

    Ben, I hope you follow through on this piece and make complaints to the police.

    These people should be held to account.

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    Pawn Sandwich says:

    A lot of people are saying a lot of things.

    Unless they have the courage to name names then they should keep quiet. Seems that any minor sleb can get some free national media exposure by saying “a famous actor pawed with my tits but I am not naming him”.

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    Dennis McShane's Shed says:

    Anyone not familiar with the Savile story would assume from the coverage in HIGNFY that the Daily Mail and not the BBC was part of the coverup. Utter disgrace in my opinion.

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    Labour may be planning to sabotage the inquiry says:

    Labour are calling for an inquiry into the bbc. Seems like they’re getting scared the bbc are in deep shit and they want to be at the forefront of any inquiry so they can protect its licence fee status.

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    jgm2 says:

    Indeed. Name names. Who are these ‘world famous movie stars’. He has no excuse. He’s supposedly a fucking journalist. It’s not like he’s having to take somebody else’s word for it. You could see how he might be a bit careful about making an allegation based on the say-so of somebody else.

    But he’s claiming he was sexually assaulted from the age of 10 to 16 at practically every opportunity.

    Name names.

    If the entire acting profession is just a giant p*a*e*d*o procurement operation then blow the fucking whistle.

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    Hackers says:

    The thing that baffles me about the whole Gary McKinnon case is that if the Americans had any sense, instead of extraditing him to stand trial, they would put his obvious talent for hacking to use. That’s what happened to the Catch Me If You Can forger who’s ended up earning millions as a security consultant. A forward thinking person at the CIA would actually say “This guy hacked into the Pentagon. That’s the kinda guy we need working for us”.

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    Gordon Brown says:

    Now then, now then, would you fix it for me to be PM again?

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    jgm2 says:

    Yep. By ‘calling for an enquiry’ they’ll be positioning their MPs for the cover-up.

    It’ll be the exact opposite of the ‘banking enquiry’ or the ‘Leveson enquiry’ which were nothing but Labour show-trials. They’ll be looking to get their men in place to bowl underarm in the whitewash independent enquiry.

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    Selohesra says:

    Definitely a low for them – its usually funny despite probably left of centre balance (unlike Newquiz which has taken it so far as to be unfunny) – but I’m not sure you can blame Balding – she was only reading autocue

    I think there needs to be independent enquiry as to why HIGNFY moved from comedy to propaganda

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    nellnewman says:

    Of course people must come forward with these experiences but they must be prepared to name and shame otherwise it’s nothing more than a vague insinuation.

    I do hope the Culture Committee will be inviting this young man to give his views to them alongside entwistle of SinisterUncleBeeb.

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    Spot says:

    Maybe GCHQ got him first tinker taylor and all that stuff.

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    Steve Miliband says:

    Balding slagged of the Daily Mail website. Remind me Clare, which newspaper serialised your recent autobiography?

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    Steve Lloyd. says:

    + 100

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    What's more says:

    Somebody tell Dave

    Quebec’s premier tells French radio network that a referendum on sovereignty is hardly conceivable right now

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    Guardian reading bedwetter says:

    This is all because of an unregulated Press brought in by Margaret Thatcher. We need more enquiries with Steve Coogan and Hugh Grant then to close down the Daily Mail and impose a broadband tax to fund the Guardian and BBC.

    The BBC is entirely innocent. Jimmy Savile was a white male and therefore evil. The BBC has worked with the Guardian for years to make white males extinct in the UK and therefore can’t be blamed while any church which has this problem is clearly to blame.

    Go Obama!!!!

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    Freddie Fraudster says:

    HIGNFY is sometimes patchy but often great. Last week’s though was grim.

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    It wasn't just Savile being creepy in the 70s says:

    Check out this sinister fucker!

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    Spot says:

    Just seen this on twitter=

    Wow: seems there’s potential threat to Taliban-shot Malala Yousafzai from militant Islamists here in UK. Wake up & smell the coffee, Britain

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    Anonymous says:

    Would you employ somebody who keeps threatening to kill himself ? i wouldnt.

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    Steve Lloyd. says:

    They are far from immune. http://tinyurl.com/d8ssyx7

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    smoggie says:

    The irony is, he doesn’t have any particular talent. He was using some hacker’s “proprietary” software which got him into the US systems and he probably doesn’t know how it worked. Just shows how feeble their defences were and being seriously embarressed by an ordinary Brit, they want their pound of flesh.

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    Swiss Bob says:

    “As for the disgusting excuse for a public servant – Harriet Harman MP, who in the past has advocated for less stricter legislation on pedophile photographs, films and videos and wants the age of consent lowered to 14 years old – I say, only a pedophile would want to call for less legislation and therefore make being a pedophile much, much easier and more legal.”

    He’s got Harman bang to rights.

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    UKIP.i.am.awake says:

    Indeed so. By not naming names he is actually part of the cover-up and opening the way for future child abuse by these celebs. I expect though all the press would be so scared of Leveson they would not dare publish the names.

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    The Boss says:

    The never ending revelations about Jimmy Saville after he has died should
    inspire Government to open an immediate enquiry into the past and present activities of Tony Blair BEFORE he dies.

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    Spot says:

    There are some real clever drugs around today.

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    Anonymous says:

    Do labour ever do anything else ? they are bl**dy appalling.

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    Julian Poughtrouser says:

    Looks as though the BBC corporate lawyers will be devoting most of their time to criminal practice.

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    smoggie says:

    Don’t worry MI5 also reads twitter and this blog so she’ll be under armed guard against visitors with beards.

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    Evil fucker should be burnt alive says:

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    Shortarse Carson says:

    Fucking ugly lezza. Rather shag Shergar.

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    UKIP.i.am.awake says:

    I wonder if the likes of Hugh Grant and Coogan will be asked as witnesses if there is another Leveson type enquiry? I can’t see Coogan naming and shaming the BBC.

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    jgm2 says:

    It seems like it is/was completely endemic in showbiz.

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    Tom Watson says:

    A guy walks into a bar and trips up.

    The barman says, “Why the long lace?”

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    What's Left? says:

    How many Sir Jimmy’s are there operating in the business right now? I’m certain that there are many pop impresarios, talent scouts, football stars, presenters, comedians, panellists…..all public names who should be named & shamed and the whole sordid meat market hung out to fester in the open light of day……the toxic legacy of celebrity worship and the obssessive coverage of these numpties…who hide behind charity work & political parties needs a mighty clean up

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    Steve Lloyd. says:

    FFS, sickening.

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    Luvvies running scared says:

    Yep there was something very odd about that show. Almost certainly a cover up of some sort going on.

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    ToonBert... says:

    The Daily Mail and weekend editions help balance the left wing diatribe we get fed on a daily basis from the likes of the BeeB. :)

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    Anonymous says:

    Dont you see that playing around with the Pentagons security system is stupid and criminal ? He (and his mum) arent going to tell us the truth are they ?

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    Anonymous says:

    Im surprised that people like Clare Balding and Ian Hislop went along with it, what did they think they were doing ?

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    Mossad says:

    We were on holiday at the time.

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    Smackhead Bacon says:

    Fuck off! Who else would employ a £500k/p.a. dopehead and a closet knob jockey on a flagship kids’ programme?

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    Steve Lloyd. says:

    + 100,000. Biar is as evil as they come, and any involment by him in any! capacity, would not suprise me in the slightest.

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    UKIP.i.am.awake says:


    “But she faces fresh criticism from Opposition MPs and campaign groups after The Daily Telegraph obtained documents showing that she called on ministers to make sexually explicit photographs or films of children legal unless there was evidence that the subject had been harmed.

    At the time she made the official submission, she was a senior figure in a civil liberties organisation that wanted the age of consent to be lowered to 14 and incest decriminalised. It also defended self-confessed paed*ophiles in the press and allowed them to attend its meetings.”

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    jgm2 says:

    I still haven’t watched the episode but I believe Hislop is a liberal. A proper liberal, not one of those pretendy liberals that want to legislate and control everything. I’m pretty sure he’s not a T*ry either.

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    Cape Cod scout troop says:

    +1. And that fucker Brown.

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    Spot says:

    This thread is now closed for maintenance.

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    Wonga - Britain's fastest growing company says:


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    Anonymous says:

    somebody should tell “someone”

    Rebekah Brooks payoff £7m.
    news managers at the time suggested £1.7m

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    Engineer says:

    Calling for an inquiry is a politician’s way of kicking it into the long grass. Even better if they can get Plod to open an investigation. Then they can all say, “Mustn’t prejudice the investigations by the Police, blah, blah…”, and loudly criticise any journalist uttering so much as a squeak.

    No. Let the newspapers investigate this one. Fully, and in depth.

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    Anonymous says:

    showbiz a means to an end.
    were we a nation of kiddie fiddler protectors?

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    Anonymous says:

    Yes, i agree. It is leading to rumours about what could be innocent people. The two women who have spoken out so far really should name ,names. Im actually surprised that Sandi Toksvig hasnt said who it was.

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    Anonymous says:

    The point about HIGNFY should be that the faked Savile transcript ought to have been REAL – why didn’t they take the piss out of him? If they knew the rumours why did they ignore them like everyone else? Why invite him on the show? Why did Private Eye, that fearless investigative magazine, not investigate Savile years ago? All their stories start with a rumour so why ignore this one?

    That show was an exercise in deflection. Bashing the Daily Mail is too easy and not a decent defence.

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    Gary Glitter says:

    Wanna be in my gang?

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    Morning Cloud, Afternoon Rampant Buggery and Snuff Films says:

    We’re all in it together! The incorruptible British Establishment.

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    Anonymous says:

    Yes, but he wasnt threatening to do it was he ? I mean, that all came out of the “blue ” didnt it ?

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    No such thing as society says:

    Be interesting to see how much mileage can be made for those wanting to get rid of the BBC and NHS.

    You’d think there wasn’t any kiddie ticklers on commercial TV or any other high status work e.g banking.

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    Tom Watson says:

    There is no need for an inquiry. The BBC has acted with the utmost integrity and probity.

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    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Ya think that, just as with Frank Abagnale, they might like to have ahold of him whilst they engage in their “persuasion”? Nothing concentrates the mind like the prospect of the next decades in solitary confinement in Federal Prison. Guantanamo-style treatment is possibly not off the table, considering the danger-to-security implications of the prisoner. But every once in awhile, oh, I don’t know, will they relent and say,”Wanna work off some frustration, Gary? See that camel-jockey over there with one eye and no hands? Feel like pounding someone to a pulp? Nudge nudge wink wink?”

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    Anonymous says:

    Why does he only name the politico’s? Why not name the famous actors? Is it because he still wants to make a career? Complaints need to be made and people will have to stand up and make the allegations or it will never stop.

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    Anonymous says:

    Please keep the pair of them off TV, thats all i ask !

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    The religion of piss says:

    We have let in a people who are evil and murderous.

    Hospital says people pretending to be related to P*kistan schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai tried to reach her but were stopped

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    Political Child molestors says:

    That’s an interesting article Guido. The Sun’s political editor did a late night paper review for Sky at the weekend and he remarked that Twitter trends showed that MPs were not discussing the Savile story at all and he found this odd. But he said it as if he was aware of the reasons.

    I am beginning to see that many MPs are running scared into an investigation into child abuse by the establishment and the luvvies. I think Ed Miliband has naively / innocently caused panic at the top.

    Harman has indeed gone quiet on her views about reducing the age of consent to 14 and making pictures of children pose naked legal.

    In no other walk of life would Mike Hancock’s sexual conduct in the workplace be tolerated (other than Libby world) and MPs just turn a blind eye to it.

    I reckon it would only take the exposure of just one MP before the floodgates are opened. Afterall they have the same access to schools, hospitals and children’s homes as Savile did

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    Ex-Tory says:

    He’s not a Tory. The BBC does not allow Tories, unles they are stupid or likely to embarrass the Tory party.

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    Religion of Piss, do you have a valid source / linky for that allegation? I’m not having a go, I just want to look into this further.

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    fuck the bbc says:

    We have learned everything we need to know on how to destroy a media organisation from the bbc and the guardian witchhunt against Sky – thank you

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    ToonBert... says:

    A very interesting quote from the Ben Fellows article :

    “As for the disgusting excuse for a public servant – Harriet Harman MP, who in the past has advocated for less stricter legislation on pedophile photographs, films and videos and wants the age of consent lowered to 14 years old – I say, only a pedophile would want to call for less legislation and therefore make being a pedophile much, much easier and more legal.”


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    jgm2 says:

    Indeed. Sandi Toksvig doesn’t strike me as the shy and retiring type. Is it ‘cos they don’t want to upset the wife of this molester or his kids or something.

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    Suspicious Mind says:

    Why only name the politicos? Name the weirdos in the Ents industry too or this looks a bit shabby…

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    Animal says:

    Since the Savile scandal broke a few weeks back there has been a regular flow of allegations made about anonymous individuals in the entertainment industry. Sadly, some of those will be false accusations made by people for their own reasons – fame, fantasy, reward – but for far too many others the last few weeks have opened up old wounds they hoped had healed and were buried deep.

    It’s understandable that some people may be afraid of the consequences of naming perpetrators but they do need to step forward and bring the perpetrators to book – to refuse to do so only means their abusers are free to continue.

    I’m going back a good few years to my own youth, but I was dating a quite successful model back in the very late 80’s and she similarly complained about how exploitation of girls by more powerful figures in the industry was utterly rife and such behaviour, if not actively encouraged, was certainly treated as simply part of the business.

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    Order says:

    That’s as may be but he broke the law. End of.

    If the Tanks want to hire him after he has stood trial then that is up to them.

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    and old blokes in dodgy tracksuits.

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    Conflict of interests says:

    Hislop is on the BBC shilling. He should choose either Private Eye or the BBC.

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    will says:

    with the allegations surrounding jimmy saville, i bet their are a lot of BBC employees and others who worked in the industry now waking up in cold sweats at nights as this will end up with a lot of people now fairly high up in organisations, having to face some awkward questions. As I stated before jus look at the credits of some of these programmes and see whatr junior staff are now high up in organisations

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    Anonymous says:

    He’s the sort of person who would have voted Tory at the last election to throw out the abomination of the Brown government. A floating voter, in other words.

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    Mister Rogers says:

    Most American kids liked ME, though. Can you say, “Slightly strange,” neighbor? I knew ya could! (And no, my name IS Fred Rogers, I wasn’t ‘rogering’ anybody!)

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    Freddy Krueger says:

    By the pricking of my thumbs something wicked this way comes

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    Anonymous says:

    Some Tories are not stupid?

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    Followthemoney says:

    It’s always the money. I expect many abused when young are now themselves in lucrative positions (obtained via the junior casting couch) and would not want to rock the money boat.

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    BBC Culture says:

    Probably wanted to preserve her career, at least in the early days.

    In a bitchy, back stabbing place like the BBC, full of nepotism and crony-ism, any upstart rocking the boat would be out of the door before you could say Jim’s a fiddler.

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    jgm2 says:

    Yeah but now her feet are under the table. She probably doesn’t need the money or the work. Why not name and shame now?

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    Only in the Graun says:

    Yes indeed. He was only to happy to name the politicians wasn’t he?

    I think he might be embellishing a little. “Look at all the world famous actors who have groped lovely me” sort of thing.

    He’s a either coward for not naming names or a liar because he knows his story doesn’t hold water and he would be sued into oblivion.

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    FrankFisher says:

    jgm2, he shamed himself in that episode. I watched live on Friday and was tweeting like a mong in seconds. I could not believe they were actually trying to blame Thatcher and the Daily mail. It was revolting to watch. HIGNFY lost a viewer, Private Eye lost a subscriber, the BBC has gained not just an opponenet, but a lifelong enemy. This is not just a misguided organisation with a slight lefty bias – this is an intelligent, evil, shameless body. It must be destroyed, totally. The most dangerous force in this country, absolutely beyond doubt.

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    Watcher o' Midgets says:

    Worth repeating…

    As for the disgusting excuse for a public servant – Harriet Harman MP, who in the past has advocated for less stricter legislation on pedophile photographs, films and videos and wants the age of consent lowered to 14 years old – I say, only a pedophile would want to call for less legislation and therefore make being a pedophile much, much easier and more legal.

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    Families are more important than society says:

    What kind of workplace access do bankers have to children?

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    Steve Lloyd. says:

    You have apoint, and peadophilia should be exposed where-ever it manifests itself. But a journey begins with a single step, that step has now been taken.

    Confidence in the police in this country has been eroded to the point of non existence. They have a chance to redeem themselves in the eyes of the general public, by engaging in the rigorous pursuit of every establishment peado, especially if they happen to be the politically correct, bought and paid for arseholes at the top of the justice system in all it’s forms. Won’t be holding my breath though.

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    Raving Loon says:

    He deserves to be tried as a war criminal, but it will never happen.

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    What's more says:

    @BBCBreaking : Update: Police say no arrests were made of visitors to #Malala Yousafzai in hospital in UK, contrary to earlier reports http://t.co/g26wrbEh

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    Tom Watson says:

    Oddly enough, Jimmy Savile & Gary Glitter were both born in the same place: A small group of islands off the coast of Russia called the Pedoff Isles

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    Pawn Sandwich says:

    I wonder how Mr Hamza’s trip abroad is going?

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    I agree with Ed says:

    Having read the article I now believe Miliband is right to call for an independent inquiry. The BBC, luvvy land and Westminster appears to be full of child molesters. Little wonder then that they are trying to divert all the flak Jimmy Saville’s way.

    Miliband probably has no idea how rotten the British establishment may be. Given that these are the most powerful people in the land and thus have most to lose, I hope he beafs up his own security.

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    Anonymous says:

    private eye and kiddie fiddlers.
    more meat than meets the eye.

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    A corrupted and compromised political class? says:

    And what a great way to blackmail politicians to do your bidding.

    Could this explain many of the seemly nonsensical decisions the political class has made down the years since the end of WW2, and why certain policies remain the same whichever party gets in?

    Lets face it, all MPs are assumed these days to be on the take and cheating on their spouses. Even being outed as gay is no big deal any more. To blackmail a politician today would require something very nasty and still taboo in society at large.

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    Prehensile says:

    News coming in, Gary McKinnon IS to be extradited, May citing agreement with the States that trial will be fast-tracked.

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    What's more says:

    A Savile Inquiry and it’s offspring will run for longer than the Bloody Sunday and the Hillsborough Inquiries combined.

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    Raving Loon says:

    Investigations, meetings, reviews, enquiries etc etc.

    Will the licence fee be abolished?

    Fat chance.

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    What's more says:

    @BBCBreaking : Update: Police say no arrests were made of visitors to #Malala Yousafzai in hospital in UK, contrary to earlier reports

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    Anonymous says:

    Can anybody tell me who the madwoman was this morning on the today prog, the one who asked John Humphreys if he had ever had an abortion.

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    Butch Dave says:

    If only Ed had gone to a public school, all this bum sex and kiddie buggering would have seemed perfectly normal.

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    farenheit211 says:

    Thanks RoP. Although there are no arrests I don’t believe that she is not under any threat still.

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    Only in the Graun says:

    Link? Or did you just make it up?

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    just saying says:

    HIGNFY used to be compelling viewing.
    Sadly it’s no longer funny and well past it’s sell-by date.

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    Supermax Bygraves says:

    McKinnon going on holiday

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    BBC Human Resources says:

    How do we get in touch with his agent?

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    Anonymous says:

    I very much doubt they read any of yours.

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    Some Twat up North says:

    I wouldn’t worry about Hamza and his wellbeing.

    Whats more important is how much the remainder of his undoubted christian hating family are still costing us to feed, hous and keep warm. Also, how much will WE be paying to fly them out to have visits with their’Loving Pater and Husband’ on human rights grounds.

    I personally hope his toilet paper always has holes in it, and that he dies in jail.


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    Only in the Graun says:

    @What’s More

    The article you linked says nothing of the sort.

    There is nothing about this on BBC Breaking News (on air online) either.

    What game are you playing here?

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    genghiz the kahn says:

    Perhaps Ed should ask Harman why she supported changes to the law on child porn whilst whist she was at NCCL with Patricia Hewitt in 1978.


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    Anonymous says:

    This Morning on ITV had a decent interview with former Jim’ll Fix It producer.

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    Jan says:

    Ah but he did name names….They of course were Tories and we all know that ONLY Tories are p….d…..s. He should have revealed all names or no names. I think he is an absolute hypocrite.

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    jgm2 says:

    Max Clifford made some throwaway comment one-time on HIGNFY directed at Ian Hislop. At the time I took it as Clifford suggesting he (Hislop) was secretly gay. And certainly Hislop looked completely non-plussed in a kind of ‘Where the fuck did that come from – what do you think you know..’ manner. He certainly didn’t get defensive or glow bright red.

    It really did seem as though Clifford was just fishing and hoping to get a reaction.

    Perhaps not.

    I really should watch that episode.

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    What's more says:

    Tweet off BBC breaking News qv

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    will says:

    Meanwhile esther rantzen is currently in full defence mode and defending her charity work “The 72-year-old, who is also a trustee of the NSPCC, said that she remembered finding Savile ‘creepy’ and ‘very odd’ and said that she had met him about six times at charity events. She insisted she had only heard one rumour about Savile abusing young children and that was when she was working at the BBC as a researcher when she was 21. She said: ‘It would be such a great shame if all that work was sabotaged by this. My concern is for the children who are suffering and other survivors who need support.’ according to the daily mail.

    Another celeb covering thier arse, maybe thats why she set up the charity to atone for past sins

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    jgm2 says:

    He has boot the boot in on Harman as well.

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    Anonymous says:

    This very worrying.I think its a good thing to do from the childs point of view, but do we think things through.

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    jgm2 says:

    Put the boot in.

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    What's more says:

    Update: Britain’s West Midlands Police say no arrests were made in relation to people trying to reach Malala Yousafzai – @NBCNews
    37 mins ago by editor

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    Some Twat up North says:

    This might be worth a look. Shocked me FFS http://www.labour25.com

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    Only in the Graun says:

    @What’s More

    I don’t see it – post it here

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    Countdown to civil war says:

    Wait till the demographics really kick in within the next 20-30 years.

    As Al Jolson said, “You aint seen nothin’ yet!”

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    Anonymous says:

    Because Private Eye ignores any story about abuse of power over individuals by a corporate culture. It only likes individual attacks.

    It is nearly impossible with the way newspapers and institutions work to go after a culture. Just hitting one or two members just allows them to distance themselves.

    The real issue is that individuals are not believed by the courts or the Police. Especially when the corporation is funded by taxes. It is not up to newspapers to punish the corporations. I understand about false accusations that muddy the issue. However, with secret recordings and documents of corporate abuse of power, the police and judicial system should at least look at them. Instead we were punished and fined thousands trying to get them to even listen to the evidence. Now someone is dead and still they try to cover it up.

    Just one blocking Police officer means they are allowed to continue the behaviour. Finding a solicitor that will attack an institution is a lost cause for an average person. Trying a Judge just gets you fined for troubling him. Been there, and got the scars.

    It is simple, some institutions in this country are rotten through to the core and the, so called, law will protect them. The individual will always lose as there is a government culture that one tax funded organization will not investigate another.

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    Perfectly Frank says:

    I thought the Stuart Syvret story would get you… Media Guido my ARSE! No better than the BBC.

  127. 127
    jgm2 says:

    That is pretty much I*c*k*e’s thesis.

    That the entire establishment is locked in a mutually-assured-destruction p*a*e*d*o scandal. That the door to real power is locked without you being in some way compromised and therefore controllable.

  128. 128
    Prehensile says:

    McKinnon solicitors briefed to expect disappointment

  129. 129
    Some Twat up North says:

    Mc kinnon staying

  130. 130
    Some Twat up North says:

    So McKinnon is staying on medical advise! Bet ATOS still find him fit for work hahaha you could’nt write this.

  131. 131
    Roger The cabin Boy says:

    As ‘Deputy Dawg’ Balding is a fully qualified first class clitty-basher, she is just another BBC perv in my book.

  132. 132
    Roger The cabin Boy says:

    According to a well known ‘Family Newspaper’ there is plenty more!


  133. 133
    Mornington Crescent says:

    That hasn’t stopped Harman jumping on the bandwagon this morning, cynical bitch:


  134. 134
    Cinna says:

    We need more phone hacking to root these weirdos out. Step up Rupert Murdoch!

  135. 135
    Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

    Didn’t he once say he’d only ever vote for Vince

  136. 136
    Moley says:

    This article explains why the Savile affair is going to be quietly hushed up;


    Too many people in positions of power have secrets they don’t want revealed.

  137. 137
    Cinna says:

    Balding was totally over the top. The whole thing was toe-curlingly embarassing.

    Hislop was however bang on the money. He said, and I fully agree, that it’s too late to do much about JS now, but anyone who had real evidence or concerns who did not report them at the time should be prosecuted now.

    It’s all very well these nurses, etc now saying they saw things and were worried, what exactly did they do about it? By doing little or nothing they may have been complicit in the abuse of more young people.

  138. 138
    Anonymous says:

    when the means involve force, are the ends compromised?

    anyhow that was the past now.a.days ppl are standing up or at the very least at a 45 degree angle.

  139. 139
    Cinna says:

    As I said earlier, if anyone does have evidence then they should be reporting it. Not just jumping on the bandwagon for a bit of publicity.

    Failure to do so is in effect aiding and abetting the wrongdoers.

  140. 140
    Steve Lloyd. says:

    Extradition blocked.

  141. 141
    Jimmy Savile says:

    How come everyone has either been abused, knew all about it but said nothing or they, like this twat, refuse to name any fucker alive or dead?

    Come fucking on.

  142. 142
    Anonymous says:

    decisions have already been made, the rest is talktalk.
    to be protected, like blair, one has to join the global glitterati.
    uk specific kiddie fiddlers have no protection.

  143. 143
    Cinna says:

    Let’s be honest; show business and the entertainment industry attracts these kind of people.

    It’s quite obviouslt endemic.

  144. 144

    She also said:
    He used to kiss the palm of my hand when we met, slowly and lasciviously, and he made me shudder. But shuddering isn’t evidence.

    This supposed expert in child sex abuse failed to spot that Savile carried out a minor assault on her precisely to see if the silly cow would recognize it and challenge him or slap his face. Even if you met a florid old git who insisted on pretending to be a musketeer and kiss the back of her hand and up her arm – which was a party piece he did with other women – turning the palm over was a giveaway, an attempt to exert control to see if the victim is going to stand for it. Which she did.

    What this curiously boils down to is that the sources of the rumours, well known to any internet user, tend to come from male sources. They could see it but without testimony the story couldn’t easily run. One passage in a biography from Colleen Nolan isn’t enough. The women generally didn’t recognize it or believe that he would do it and discounted all evidence, including thinking that his tongue might have accidentally fallen down their throat or that they must have imagined it, or that the complaints were malicious.

  145. 145
    Steve Lloyd. says:

    Day after day they, politicians bang on about Hillsborough, and now a public enquiry? Yet no public enquiry into the biggest peadophile scandal, certainly on my time. Makes you think.

    The more these people try to hide, the more exposed they will become.

  146. 146
    Jac_spark says:

    so its murdoch all the way for you? idiot.

  147. 147
    Airey Belvoir says:

    If he gets his hook back. his toilet paper is bound to have holes in it!

  148. 148
    taC eht abbaJ says:

    The main capacitors have become dull overnight and need re-polishing?

  149. 149
    Airey Belvoir says:

    Rantzen’s claim that she was too far down the BBC pecking order to be listened to about Jimmy is risible.At the time she was shagging, then marrying, the Head of Programmes, Desmond Wilcox.

  150. 150
    taC eht abbaJ says:

    No doubt we will see the fastest Asperger’s syndrome recovery in history, natch.

  151. 151

    Yep, and since Desmond Wilcox had an eight year affair with her, cheating on his wife Patsy and their three children before finally dumping her and marrying Esther, Rantzen was anxious not to start throwing stones in case some were chucked back at her own head.

  152. 152
    Deep Froat says:

    Here here.

    Methinks this Ben Fellows is really up himself. Being as ‘irresistable’ as he obviously is…..not!

    Now any other dead slebs we can slag off?

    How about that Mother Theresa…a secret Nazi if ever I saw one.

  153. 153
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    I am sick to death of great British Institutions being vilified for no reason whatsoever. The same is happening to poor Jimmy Savile who cannot defend himself. Those crazies on this blog who are blaming freemasonry for this Institutional corruption, sexual cover ups and, particularly covering up for poor Jimmy Savile should be placed in the mental Institutions where they belong. Boaz.

  154. 154
    Why the media failed to report this says:

    Remember John Lennon said that they prevented the media from reporting on the dark sordid underbelly of showbusiness by giving them a piece of the action themselves.

  155. 155
    adamdelved says:

    I know of a group of men who like cutting childen’s genitals while other people watch. Who should I report this to?

  156. 156
    To Be Fair says:

    To be fair Harman is thick as fuck and doesnt have the mental furniture to realise she is hypocritical.

  157. 157
    Stupid arguments from Wimin says:

    Its John Humphries right to chose what he does with his body.

  158. 158
    Edmund says:

    McKinnon doesn’t have any hacking skills. Most of the computers he accessed had been incompetently setup and didn’t even have passwords enabled. He was so inept he used an email linked to an online subscription paid by his girlfriend. McKinnon is a mentally confused script kiddie not some master hacker.

  159. 159
    Edmund says:

    We use them to sweep the chimneys.

  160. 160
    Dino says:

    Did you see him mentioning Ken Clarke?

    > I was summoned Ian Greer’s offices where Ken Clarke was also present. Greer gave me a two glasses of whiskey and was acting a little, lets say, “over-familiar”. Ken Clarke and Ian Greer were well aware of my age – because I told them. Now, I’m not suggesting that either Sir Michael Grylls, Ian Greer or Ken Clarke are pedophiles, however, it’s not over-the-top to describe what transpired as very questionable behaviour towards a minor – by anyone’s standards – let alone the standards expected from our public officials and government inner circle members.

  161. 161
    Gary Glitter's Skitters says:

    Then he needs to name and shame them.

  162. 162
    FrankFisher says:

    “so its murdoch all the way for you?”

    Do you honestly think murdoch has even a tenth the impact on the social and political culture of this country,as the BBC?

  163. 163
    Live:naked from the waist down in the Blue Pedo Garden says:

    You’re not automatically a Murdoch fanboy to decry the corruption and partisanship at the Beeb. Nor to mention that Murdoch’s titles are privately-owned entities, NOT national broadcasters with an obligation to impartiality.

  164. 164
    Nothing yo see here says:

    The reason to pursue this is to expose the abusers that are still alive and active, include well known politicians.

  165. 165
    HenryV says:

    Ideal suicide squad member.

  166. 166
    HenryV says:

    He would have to mention the women too. And he wouldn’t get away with that would he?

  167. 167
    Troughing Lawyer says:

    Yes, no more fees. Boo hoo.

  168. 168
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    Anyone accusing me of inappropriate sexual behaviour


    will be dealt with by my boys. Boaz.

  169. 169
    33° Grand Inspector General says:

    This is the website leaked in the youtube video


  170. 170
    soapy says:

    Our last PM always had a liking for being surrounded by and photographed with little schoolkids. Draw your on conclusions.

  171. 171
    Tony Bliar says:

    There is a ‘D’ notice on operation ORE and it was I who authorised it.


  172. 172
    No such thing as society says:

    This isn’t so much about your classic nonce but the moral and sexual behaviour of others in powerful positions. A banker won’t have access to kiddies on tap but plenty of females and a culture that revolves around the individual, greed and the inability to think about others.

  173. 173
    Lord Robertson says:

    There is absolutely no truth in the fact that the unnamed politician is me.


  174. 174
    Boudicca says:

    It was Suzanne Moore in the throes of a ridiculous argument with Mehdi Hassan, which proved both of them are as childish and embarrassing as each other.

  175. 175
    Boudicca says:

    Perhaps Newsnight would like to produce a special report about her stance on child sexual exploitation?

  176. 176
    'Ello 'ello says:

    a Scotland yard criminal investigation is underway. A public enquiry happens when the dust settles on criminal proceedings.

  177. 177
    sekwaf odiug says:

    The acting profession has always been noted for gays, letchers, going back 100’s of years, there was a very famous actor performer who was known as “The Master” a young actors had to stay on side.

  178. 178
    blub says:

    “I watched HIGNFY on catch-up last night, was the worst episode i have ever seen. It descended from a comedy show into distorted version of newsnight. absolutely bizarre.”

    Yes, Stalinist satire.

  179. 179
    blub says:

    There seemed to be a bit of confusion in that interview over where the line between young females and children was which is understandable – except in the legal sense where it is very clear.

  180. 180
    blub says:

    Predators seek out places where there’s lots of prey.

  181. 181
    blub says:

    light bends around Harman

  182. 182
    blub says:

    If Savile had worked for Goldman Sachs for 30 years you’d have a point.

  183. 183
    Anonymous says:

    What about how parliament failed to investigate there own MP Mike Hancock for sexual assault infact the police covered that one up also saying there wasnt enough evidence sounds so much like the savile case.
    Failed on so many levels no one took that seriously.

  184. 184
    Jimmy says:

    Could all be true of course, but looking at his website


    I’d take it with a pinch of salt.

  185. 185
    33° Grand Inspector General says:

    Time for a little light relief.

  186. 186
    keredybretsa says:

    The Great un-named Multipaedocelebs may be feeling a little hot under their collars.
    Presumably some of the ex-phone hackers must have some relevant revealing information of what some of these Multipaedocelebs may or may not have been up to in their spare time.

  187. 187
    Chris Morriss says:


  188. 188
    Odd Oder says:

    Just tell Esther. Nothing would ever happen then but at least your conscience would be clear.

    Did it look like a mis-shaped carrot? Even better.

  189. 189
    the furry fish says:

    wonder if Equador embassy has got any spare room

  190. 190
    The BBC says:

    Since fuckin when did Private Eye care about ‘evidence’? Hislop is battening down the hatches. Why?

  191. 191
    Jimmy sommerville,s double says:

    Or a voting floater.

  192. 192
    u turn Jeremy. says:

    True or not , it wouldn,t be enough to quell the rabid desperation of the right wing lynch mob.I,m all for the guilty being brought to task ,but i just don,t have an obsessional hatred for the bbc and an unhealthy love of everything Murdoch.

  193. 193
    Diddley says:

    What the Yanks should be concerned about is who else got into their system – if their security was that shit half of China were probably paddling around in it….

  194. 194
    Daily Mail reader. says:

    If you mean murdoch,s evil shit empire ,It,s far from destroyed . If only.

  195. 195
    suet says:

    Wonder who the Grauniad journo was, cited in Fellows’ article.

  196. 196
    VulgarDisplayOfPower says:

    Right now Jimmy is smoking a cigar in Hell, laughing at us all…

  197. 197
    Tiger Tiger says:

    It must be those careful public sector selection procedures then?

  198. 198
    Tiger Tiger says:

    Hmmm… how convenient that a dead white man is available to distract attention from Islamic activities.

  199. 199
    Tiger Tiger says:

    It’s not enough to close the institution. It’s only evil because it’s staff are able and willing to implement evil. The senior staff should be punished and prevented from infesting other organisations.

  200. 200
    Tiger Tiger says:

    But they meant it seriously.

  201. 201
    Tiger Tiger says:

    The Nasty Party is outdone by The Evil Party.

  202. 202
    Tiger Tiger says:

    They just want to avoid embarrassment. It’s not about security. It’s got more to do with cover up than with seeking to improve their efficiency.

  203. 203
    Tiger Tiger says:

    Wasn’t there a rumor that he suppressed the investigation into child pornography because members of his cabinet were allegedly caught?

  204. 204
    Tiger Tiger says:

    No favoritism. Hang them all.

  205. 205
    Tiger Tiger says:


  206. 206
    Tiger Tiger says:

    There’ll be no war, just a takeover.

  207. 207
    2112 says:

    Ian Hislop is bought and paid for.

  208. 208
    Anonymous says:

    Try looking at the items in ukcolumn.org who have hard facts, or watch pie’n’mash films about what really happened at Haute de la Garenne, in Jersey. there is a LOT of paedophilia going on, we need to expose it

  209. 209
    Mike Ledgerwood says:

    What a gratuitously blatant piece of shameless publicity seeking. Even if one is generous – accepting that all of his allegations are true and that Mr. Fellows is in the blame casting market – perhaps he should consider starting with his parents who seem to have been remarkably absent during his years of alleged traumatic frightfulness..

  210. 210
    broadacres bill says:


  211. 211
    bobajob says:

    Come on Guido, this is your chance to actually bring the system down. The powdered kegs are in place, we just need one intrepid / slightly suicidal journalist of suspiciously Irish decent to light the match.

  212. 212
    Georgeous George says:

    Cough cough Televison Babylon anyone? Cough cough

  213. 213
    Georgeous George says:

    Didn’t it come out here that she heard the rumour at the BBC two years before she joined the BBC?

  214. 214
    VulgarDisplayOfPower says:

    There is no system. All is chaos.

  215. 215
    lojolondon says:

    Not trying to be paranoid, but the bloke who rode over people in Cardiff – nary a description or identifying mark of him, I have my suspicions this may be a religiously motivated crime….

  216. 216
    treetop says:

    Claire was merely playing to the well established media prejudice within the BBC that hates the Mail for exposing its pompousity and failings. Once the BBC began to take sides for the guardian but against Murdoch and the Mail it was inevitable that a few chickens would come home to roost. It if stayed impartial, as a national news agency should always have been, it may have been allowed a mistake or two.

  217. 217
    Anonymous says:

    Exactly what I was thinking as I read the piece. I’m not doubting the guy but he needs to put a bit more specificity into the ‘entertainment industry’ part of it.

  218. 218
    Anonymous says:

    Come on Guido, grow some balls on this one.

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