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So, Top Gear's man of mystery, the Stig, has unmasked himself in order to sell his book. The BBC is objecting to the publication of the book on the grounds that it breaches contractual and confidentiality agreements.

HarperCollins, the would-be publishers of the book, have issued a press release in which they say that they "are disappointed that the BBC has chosen to spend licence fee payers' money to suppress this book".

Remind me again who owns HarperCollins, and why they might want to make political capital at the BBC's expense in the run-up to the renegotiation of the BBC charter, and possible abolition of the license fee.


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Precisely. Its no more offensive than, say, Bernard Manning or Roy 'Chubby' Brown, and for decades those on the receiving end of those jokes were expected just to put up with it.

*laugh* It's no more offensive than things deemed (rightly IMHO) too offensive for modren television. Well that's true!

However, for fear of turning someone elses LJ into a place to have a bit of a barney (which though nmg will I'm sure remain a good bloke throughout, is still not ideal), I feel that this (profanity strewn) article here might be handy in reminding us not to take ourselves TOO seriously...

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/arts-%26-entertainment/that-whole-%27stig%27-thing-got-boring-about-eight-years-ago%2c-everyone-tells-bbc-201008243033/

Heh... yes, that's fair enough. I have only a mild curiousity about who the Stig is. If it's Ben Collins that's cool, I've seen him race and he was pretty good. I'd only vaguely heard of Perry McCarthy before his UnStigging.

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