Post by Colin Anderton on Oct 28, 2020 13:54:59 GMT
I think Frank Bough was one of the great television presenters. The BBC firing him because of what he got up to in his private life was their loss. I'm glad he found plenty of employment elsewhere. R.I.P Frank. A true professional!
Post by Peter Stirling on Oct 29, 2020 12:48:19 GMT
Frank Bough was a much loved presenter and a far bigger 'star' than Jimmy Savile. So perhaps now all the conspiracy theories and the notion that the BBC was a den of inequity where deviant behaviour was ignored and tolerated should be questioned.
Post by Peter Stirling on Oct 30, 2020 0:22:59 GMT
Possibly Colin, but Frank had also earned a network himself at the BBC where he could pick and choose what programmes he wanted to do, even taking his wife along, but when push came to shove they dropped him like a stone.
On the other hand Savile always seemed eccentric and isolated. The notion post mortem that even the press were afraid to print anything about Savile does not ring true either for some of us of a certain age who remember when he was humiliated by a ruthless,red top paper with some story or other claiming that he refused to have his beloved dead mother taken away for days. So surely if the dog with a bone News of the World etc of the 60s/70s/80s had caught just a sniff of what is being claimed after his death,they would have hung him out to dry and ran and ran with it and those 'powerful friends' would have slipped away to save their own skins?
Just saying, as I remember him as rather unlikable but a force for good nonetheless, who made great efforts to make some unfortunate lives better (all forgotten now) ..but who knows maybe he sold me a pup too?
Post by Colin Anderton on Oct 30, 2020 8:29:37 GMT
You make some fair points, Peter. But I don't think we'll ever know the truth because of the particular people who were involved with Savile at the very highest levels. (Well, some may say "highest levels"; depends on who you think is valuable to a society.)