Celestial Weasel (celestialweasel) wrote,
Celestial Weasel

Doable barkers

Via Dr Cray (whom God preserve, of Utrecht), a link to review of a book about John Nathan-Turner


"Another jaw-dropping anecdote involves JN-T engaging in a sexual act in his office at the BBC (a sacking offence), then, with his trousers round his ankles, answering a phone call that turns out to be from Blue Peter editor Biddy Baxter."

Now, this is clearly the anniversary drama the BBC SHOULD be making.

"What was I going to do with fucking John Nathan-Turner? I didn’t want him doing anything else, because I didn’t think he was good enough. You didn’t want to give him stuff because you didn’t trust him. And the worse the programme got, the less you were going to trust him. I wanted him to fuck off and solve it – or die, really.”

Is it me or, even allowing for it being 'the media' and the times, drinking oneself to death does seem to be unusually prevalent in the BBC?

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