Thatcher ‘murder’ is BBC’s ‘Book at Bedtime’

The BBC provoked fury last night over its plans to broadcast a ‘sick’ story imagining the assassination of Margaret Thatcher.

The fantasy, by bestselling author Hilary Mantel, was condemned as ‘perverted’ and ‘distasteful’ when it was published in September.

Now The Mail on Sunday can reveal that Radio 4 has selected the story for its prestigious Book At Bedtime slot – sparking a furious backlash.

Supporters of the former Prime Minister accused the broadcaster of being deliberately provocative with a move that will stoke accusations of BBC bias against the Tories. ‘It is a sick book from a sick mind and it’s being promoted by a sick broadcasting corporation,’ former Cabinet Minister Lord Tebbit said…

  • Icebow

    I agree with Lord Tebbit. Have you heard her voice? Melted something or other.

    • Minicapt

      … margarine? Given her excessive volume.


  • ntt1

    Comforting to know the CBC although disfunctional and hopelessly out of touch with Canadians outside Toronto, is not yet as bad as its model back in Britain.

  • kkruger71

    Just like that movie about George Bush being assassinated. Yet it is the right that are the ones that are angry and violent, according to the left.

    • Clausewitz

      Lefty porn at it’s finest. Funny how in their pornographic fantasies someone always has to die.

  • RevnantDream

    I wonder if the CBC has the same fantasy about Harper?

    • Clausewitz

      You can bet on it.

  • Barrington Minge

    Ding dong the witch is dead. Mantel and Thatcher are from the same mold – Obnoxious in the extreme.