Back to Gordcasting House, and taking things up from where I left off...
Will has already commented that those lefty heavyweights Peter Hennessy and Anthony Howard were back again (for a fourth week) to reminisce and pontificate about elections then and now. This week's archive clips and their judgements thereon can only be summed up as Will summed them up: "Callaghan & Wilson were fab. Home was a grotesque & they couldn't utter Thatcher's name." (Mr Howard sneaked in the word "bogus" to describe Mrs Thatcher's speech on entering Downing Street).
Will continues "That was followed by a newspaper review. Arch lefty journalist John Sergeant, former Labour parliamentary candidate & BBC face, John O'Farrell & actress Jenny Seagrove. I switched off after the introductions, before hearing that Seagrove may have been as left as the other 3 (inc Paddy). Wiki tells me Jenny is an animal rights activist & vegetarian so probably Green rather than Labour, but still left."
You will be intrigued, Will, to find this though about Jenny Seagrove. She too is a Labour Party supporter!!
Both John Sergeant and John O'Farrell made noises supportive of Gordon Brown.
Will's final comment says it all: "The BBC obviously really don't feel the need to observe neutrality, do they?"
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