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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Blunkett Censorship

Blunkett CensorshipWho ever said that Nanny couldn't laugh at herself?

Well, Nanny did actually.

It seems that Nanny and her friends, much like all dictators, really do lack a sense of humour when it comes to the "micky being taken" out of them.

Nanny's best chum, David Blunkett, has threatened legal action against a satire scheduled for the launch of Channel 4's digital TV service, More4.

The programme, called "A Very Social Secretary", is based on his affair with the Spectator publisher Kimberly Quinn.

It seems that Mr B does not see eye to eye with the producers of this show, and has tried to muscle in on production.

C4's chief executive, Andy Duncan, said that he has received "phone calls and written contact" from Blunkett and his lawyers about the programme.

Mr B has reserved the right to launch legal action to stop the comedy drama being shown on October 10, when the channel launches.

He has also claimed, in a letter, that whoever commissioned the show "must be weird".

That's rich!

What is particularly daft about Blunkett's huffing and puffing over the show, is that he hasn't seen it yet.


  1. Anonymous9:32 AM


    I seem to remember that when "Spitting Image" took the piss out of the Tories, that was okay. Rik Mayall's "New Statesman" was even more anti-Tory, featuring an over the top caricature of a corrupt back-bencher and that was okay.

    But poke a bit of fun at a Labour politician? Tut tut, that will never do. Nanny does NOT have a sense of humour.

  2. I was surprised that Rory Bremner got away with his shows because the Labour lot are like the Emperor with new clothes. Blunkett probebly thought with his experience of smoke and mirrors in dealing with crime and so on he should have been given a leading role in the programme. It shows how insecure he is, or afraid that there are more skeletons to be brought out of the cupboard.

  3. Anonymous1:28 PM

    Nor will he see it. His dog might, though.

  4. Anonymous1:29 AM

    My my what sensitive fragrant flowers these Lefties are...they can certainly give it out when it comes to taking the urine...but when they themselves are the subjects of satirical humour, why Nanny's rich lawyer cronies then have a field day and add yet more money to their already inflated coffers

    Back in the 1960s,the Macmillan govt was mercilessly ridiculed week in week out on the BBC's TW3 (That was the week that was)programme

    Later there was Spitting Image and all those alternative "comedians" like Elton and Enfield who got very rich by constantly attacking Mrs Thatcher and her government...and what about the play "Anyone for Denis?"...