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Re: Pete in BBC documentary
There's been some discussion of this on the various lists. They're saying
the camera crew was already there and "happened" to catch the interview.
It's a BBC production, so should be, at least on the surface, reasonably
appropriate, and they're saying it shows Pete in a good light. Apparently
Pete has given his permission, though (from this article) not without some
attempts to talk them out of it. Blocking it would be a nasty legal battle,
I guess, and perhaps strain relations. Plus, the BBC did support Pete with
some favorable coverage after the arrest. Also on the bright side, any
publicity is good publicity (we expect, anyhow) with the new songs coming
out and a new album in the works.
On the minus side, the articles have been saying that Pete dominates the
documentary, so it looks like a thinly veiled opportunity to use their great
footage, rather than a real review of police efforts against actual
pedophiles. And, it does seem awfully coincidental that it's come up just in
time for the TCT show, even if it's too late to affect ticket sales. I hope
TCT doesn't get any fall-out from it.
I'm hoping someone in the UK will watch it and give us a detailed review.
Is this a documentary or is it more like a tabloid TV show? Either way it
wrong, but you know how the tabloids are and I am sure the rest of the
does too. I wouldn't think this would be legal. I wonder if one of us went
a police station and asked to see an interview they did with "John Smith,"
that they would grant us that access??
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