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Channel 4: pure as the driven snow

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Channel 4 is planning an hour-long documentary on cocaine taking among BBC presenters.
Frank Bough, Angus Deayton and Johnnie Walker are among the high-profile presenters whose downfalls will be charted in Snorting Coke with the BBC, reports Media Guardian.
In it, Channel 4 will claim drug abuse is endemic at the BBC, and take a critical look at the way the broadcaster has dealt with presenters caught using the drug.
“We thought it would be fun to look at the well-known characters who have suffered drug taking scandals,” said a Channel 4 spokesman.
“We wanted to look at what the way the BBC deals with these situations tells you about the broadcaster.”

No doubt no one at Channel 4 has ever indulged in any substance that could be described as illegal. The controller of the BBC is sublimely unconcerned:

Ms Heggessey was asked if the drug stories had damaged the BBC, reports The Sun.
She replied: “We live in the 21st century. The reality is that people will take drugs. They will do these sorts of things. I think the viewing public is aware of that.”
She added: “I think most of them are sophisticated enough to understand the decisions we have made – and I don’t think we have been damaged by it.”

Evidently they’re too concerned about the David Kelly business to worry about being called a bunch of cokeheads…

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  • Eric Olsen

    Cocaine is so ’80s – what kind of time warp is the BBC living in? Apparently it doesn’t care that regular users are turned into jibbering, paranoid idiots, and a notable percentage of heavy users just turn up dead. There is nothing benign about cocaine use, especially on an ongoing basis.