Dec 29, 2005

Damn hippies

BBC fought hippie influence in the 1970s.
"Talking about the 'hippie' influences at the BBC, Sir Michael Swann said that, while he would not pretend that the BBC was completely clear of problems of this kind, it was a picnic compared with Edinburgh University.

"Nonetheless he thought too many young producers approached every programme they did from the starting point of an attitude about the subject which could be summed up as: 'You are a s***'.

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