Johnson Beharry VC

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  1. The BBC has now decided that it the story of this courageous man is "too positive" to be told on their broadcasts (Sunday Telegraph Page 7).

    "The corporation has cancelled the commission for a 90-minute drama about Britain's youngest surviving Victoria Cross hero because it feared it woule alienate audience members opposed to the war".

    How fcuking disgraceful :x :x :x This corporation has the nerve to charge us over £100 a year to show repeats and other crap but when it comes to showing a story of hero they don't want to offend. These prats are fit to lick Pte Beharry's boots.
     
  2. He's a LCpl now - thats a crate you owe him.
    I completly agree. If he was an AWOL soldier who wanted to say how he was victimised and abused in camp they would make it in a shot
     
  3. WHAT ABOUR BRIAN BUDD!!!!!!!!!!!! WHERE IS HE WHEN ALL THE VC SHIT COMES OUT. NOT TAKING ANYTHING AWAY FROM JOHNSON BECAUSE AN ACT OF BRAVERY BEYOND ALL COMPREHENSION DESERVES THE RECOGNITION OF THE PEOPLE, BUT BRIAN BUDD GAVE HIS LIFE FOR SO THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE TO FIGHT AGAIN. WHERE IS THE RECOGNITION?? GREATER LOVE HAS NO MAN THAN ANOTHER WHO WOULD LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIM.
     
  4. The little piece of bronze on a scarlet ribbon that his wife picked up from HM not so long ago? How much more recognition does a British serviceman need?
     

  5. Is that meant to be aren't? Thats another crate for the man!!

    I agree with the other opinions regarding this. The BBC are acting in the most disgraceful way. I always thought that the media was meant to demonstate unbiased views but how naive of me.
     
  6. BBC my arrse, my sh1tty mucky cr ap ole.
    "alienate audience members opposed to the war"
    Hows about Alianateing all thoes boys sent out to do Blurs Bidding and now risking their life and limbs.
    Disgusted Chelmsford.
    john
     
  7. Complete disgrace,
    But why am I suprised..
     
  8. If this story is true its a disgrace but hardly a surprise given the sort of people who now steer the ship, what i cannot understand is theory that this story will offend people opposed to the war in iraq ,im dont support the war never have and never will but i certainly have the greatest respect for this brave guy ,and im sure most other people have, how can anyone be offended by the story of someone who was prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice for his mates and his country is beyond me however the fact this reason is cited no matter how untrue does show the sort of soceity we have become
     
  9. The same people pulled it who pulled "The Falklands Play", sacked the play write and then black listed him. Because it was a story which contradicted their message. You also have to bear in mind that whist Johnson Beharry VC and his battalion were fighting for their lives in a peaceful and grateful south Iraq where the British were supposedly busy winning hearts and minds with berets on, unlike the crude Americans who were still fighting the war. It was the BBC who mysteriously had no journalists available, the same BBC who also had none available in Helmand. It is a wonder where the licence fees go to. Certainly to no one on the ground where they are needed. Just in case they might see something which leads them to be inspired and thankful for the Armed Forces and of course go and ruin their impartiality. Or perhaps because Alistair Campbell told them this was their message for the week and British Soldiers suffering for VC’s were decidedly off message.
     
  10. Nigel Farndale (son of an inspirational leader) wrote in the same paper today:
    Fuck them. They're so eaten up with their guilt at having an education, having a semi in the fashionable suburbs, mixing with 'diverse' people at must-do cocktails (but washing hands too often when they do), making sure their kids go to the right school despite their principles, tut-tutting at the rough soldiery who must be racist to talk to that deeply tanned fellow like that on the news, parking a 2CV outside the house while the BMW 4x4 does the miles, and flying off to the Maldives every year because the native islanders are so friendly, you know; that their opinions really don't matter one iota. They're vermin. Kill.

    I thought I was rolling more to the fascistic wing of political thought as I got older. I hoped I was; it seems that I'm more of a closet lefty. Damn this uncertainty. Blair and his foul crew's to blame.
     
  11. two very brave men, but Beharry risked his life so that others were able to not only fight again to also to live, both men acted above and beyond, it isnt a pishing competion.
     
  12. utter sh*te

    telic isn't a popular thing but it is a story that should be told.

    they should make the doc and just put if you don't like it change the channel at the start of the show!
     
  13. There's quite a lot on the BBC these days that offends me but they still show it.

    You'd think that they could write a story like his whilst steering well clear of politics and still get the inspirational message across. His story is small picture (guy on the ground) not big picture (was the war right?)

    Its a completely non-offensive story - I don't get it.
     
  14. I was given the chance to read through the script for the programme, and the writers made sure that the Regiment and the Army was happy with what had been put. This included getting in touch with all the individuals involved on that day. Needless to say, it was a well written and interesting story that showed LCpl Beharry VC as he was and is, a young man who grew up in very difficult circumstances who then made something of his life through adversity.

    A crying shame that it has been sacked. It had, dare I say it, the makings of a very good programme that showed the British Army in a good light and recounted faithfully the actions of that day.

    Perhaps one of the commercial channels will pick it up and run with it.
     
  15. Last week in this forum all over Britain ,rightly or wrongly,many many people took issue with what they saw as The Slave Trade Hype, but that did not stop the BBC from foisting the issue on them. Britain seems to be rapidly becoming the 52 state of the US of A