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.’