Diary: Ingham’s TV entreaties not to eat cake left him with a bad taste in his mouth

The normally mild-mannered Bernard Ingham is still percolating with rage over last week’s Brass Eye show.

The normally mild-mannered Bernard Ingham is still percolating with

rage over last week’s Brass Eye show.



The Channel 4 programme focused on a new Czech drug ’cake’, which

apparently causes users to suffer such unfortunate side-effects as time

delusions and, that little-known affliction, ’Czech neck’. Ingham

appeared on the show, along with such celebs as Bernard Manning and Rolf

Harris, warning that youngsters ’fall on it like crazed animals and

scoff the lot’. Even more worryingly: ’Some people have actually been

brained by saucepans used to make this sort of cake.’



However, it emerged that the drug - and the whole documentary - was a

total spoof. ’They presumed upon my good nature,’ Ingham fumes.

’Everyone on the programme thought it was a serious product and they

were all completely hoodwinked. I want to discourage drugs at every

opportunity, but then you find Channel 4 using drugs as a cheap and

tawdry trick for a television programme. Michael Grade should rot.’



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