Posts Tagged ‘BBC’

ClandesTime 103 – MI5 Censorship of Panorama

In 1980 the BBC's documentary series Panorama began developing an episode on British intelligence.  This was the first of its kind, at least by such a prominent and respected series, but both the central government and the intelligence agencies were not happy.  Over a period of several months they put ...
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Top Secret File on Government Censorship of Panorama

In the summer of 1980 the BBC's flagship documentary series Panorama was developing a TV special about British intelligence.  This was the first film of its kind, and perhaps unsurprisingly Thatcher's government was not happy about it.  Downing Street put pressure on the film-makers via BBC Director-General Ian Threthowan, and ...
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ClandesTime 085 – WW2 Spies and Hyperreality

Mutt and Jeff were a pair of Norwegian double agents during WW2, named after the popular cartoon characters.  They played a crucial role in deceiving the Nazi intelligence apparatus by taking part in false flag sabotage and deception operations.  Several of these operations have very curious codenames including Operation GUY ...
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Disinfowars 26 – The Power of Nightmares

The Power of Nightmares was possibly the last great documentary series produced by the BBC. A decade after it was first broadcast I look back at the series, offering a brief review before using this as a basis for analyzing recent events. I discuss the criticism of the film-maker Adam ...
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Thatcher, the Army boots and Yes, Minister

The latest batch of documents released by the UK National Archives includes a file on Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's visit to Northern Ireland in December 1982.  Buried within the documents is an exchange about the quality of Army overboots provided to the Bessbrook barracks in County Armagh. Complaints about the ...
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FBI file on George Orwell

George Orwell's FBI file was at one time available on the FBI's website, but has not been for some years.  Other websites that did feature it now come up with dead links.  The 'memory hole' irony is not lost on any of us, I'm sure.  So, it is nice to ...
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ClandesTime 026 – Is the Truth Movement a Cult?

Joining me to discuss this question is Thomas Sheridan, an artist, philosopher, comedian and author of several books.  We talked about the cultish tendencies in the truth movement and other radical or protest movements and discussed Thomas’s reasons for taking a break from the alternative media and his treatment at ...
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ClandesTime 011 – Cognitive Counterintelligence

Adam from CerebralRevolt.com joined me again to continue our discussion from episode 009.  We talked about some more of our experiences when getting involved with political activism and the 'truth movement'.  We discussed how the general aim of cognitive infiltration seems to be to make constructive, rational conversation impossible.  We ...
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ClandesTime 008 – The Russell Brand ‘Revolution’

Following comic and actor Russell Brand's recent emergence as a political celebrity I dissect his Newsnight interview and the reaction to it. I look at the valid criticisms being made of Brand's interview and the social media phenomena swirling up around it before emphasising the few valuable, positive aspects of ...
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