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News Trivia [Dec. 14th, 2010|09:34 am]
Tony Grist
Jeremy Hunt- the Culture Minister- was complaining the other day about left-wing bias at the BBC. I've been thinking recently- mainly in relation to the reporting of the student protests- that the BBC has been bending overmuch towards the right. This is good, isn't it? If both extremes think the BBC is prejudiced against them then the BBC must be doing exactly what it's supposed to do and steering a course straight down the middle.

Hunt is the one whose name James Naughtie committed a spoonerism on. I guess he's smarting from that.

I've learned that Charlie Gilmour, the silly young toff who swung on the flag, is an old boy of my school- Lancing College. I'll bet they don't mention that in any of the glossy magazines they send me. 
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-12-14 08:03 pm (UTC)
I hasten to add we weren't there at the same time.

The most famous person from my time at Lancing is the dramatist David Hare.
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[User Picture]From: endlessrarities
2010-12-14 09:38 pm (UTC)
Your school seems to be quite adept at producing Young (or not so young) Turks. But in terms of pushing the boundaries of upsetting the Establishment, David Hare wins hands down!!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-12-14 09:43 pm (UTC)
He was a prefect when I was in my first year. I remember him as intense and highly strung. He told a bunch of us off once for talking after lights out and it was scary. He was also- as you'd expect- a noted schoolboy actor.
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