April 1, 2005

IS ALISTAIR COOKE DOING THE INTERVIEW?:

BBC in Marley gaffe (Agence France-Presse, April 02, 2005)

A RED-faced BBC has apologised for requesting an interview with Bob Marley, the Jamaican reggae legend who died 24 years ago.

BBC Three, one of the public broadcaster's digital TV channels, sent an e-mail to the Bob Marley Foundation saying it wanted to do a documentary about his hit song No Woman No Cry.

It said the project would involve Marley - who died of cancer in May 1981 at the age of 36 - "spending one or two days with us", and that "it would only work with some participation from Bob Marley himself".

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 1, 2005 6:22 PM
Comments

Perhaps that John Stewart fellow (not the Comedy Central one) could conduct the interview on the BBC's behalf.

Posted by: MB at April 1, 2005 9:57 PM

john peel is slated to conduct the interview.

Posted by: cjm at April 1, 2005 10:13 PM

"I am no dead, mon. Merely resting."

Posted by: Mike Morley at April 2, 2005 7:21 AM

i sense a new growth area for the bbc; new concerts, lectures, plays by the greats of the ages.

Posted by: cjm at April 2, 2005 11:02 AM

Ladies and gentlemen, BBC-3 is honoured to have in studio, Mr. Clement Atlee. This afternoon, the former Prime Minister will speak with us reguarding his series of proposed initiatives designed to foster greater cooporation between Arabs and Westerners throughout Europe. Mr. Atlee's proposals follow the principles that undergirded the bold and visionary Munich Accord between Great Britain and Germany's Third Reich. Welcome, Mr. Atlee.

Posted by: Announcer at April 2, 2005 5:24 PM

If the Beeb were merely incompetent they would not be a matter of concern. The real problem is that they are malicious.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at April 3, 2005 3:05 PM
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