The World has gone mad !
Jonathan Ross has landed himself and sex manic Russell Brand (and all round good guy) a suspension and a serious finger wagging at, over the controversy of telling Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs that Brand had f**cked his Granddaughter.
More than 18,000 people have complained to the BBC, this lady was on TV complaining.
To be honest I didn’t think she looked like a Russell Brand fan, but it takes all sorts.
I would like to know how many of the 18,000 complainants had actually listen to the show which was pre-recorded early in the week, I bet not even 1%. What about the people that allowed it to air? Maybe we should burn them at the stake? Apparently after the show aired there were only 2 complaints and they were for the swearing, not the prank.
OK the calls were undoubtedly piss funny if you’re a Brand fan and in bad taste if you’re not, but the BBC’s radio program review process is to blame here. It was a pre-recorded show, they let it air but more than that on the day the show was recorded, a producer called Andrew Sachs on his mobile to ask whether they could play the recording in question.
Andrew said:”The signal was poor and I couldn’t really hear what was being played down the line to me.”, “But I asked whether they would consider allowing me to come in the following week and then the recorded segment would not have to be included.”
He said Ross had “personally delivered a letter of apology and some flowers” since the broadcast.
hmmmm didn’t I read recently that the BBC are trying to cut back on spending … £6 million a year for Ross now that’s a big saving I guess…and as for Gordon Brown getting involved I would have thought he has more important things to be focusing on right now like the state of the country the recession.