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Thread #56485   Message #889650
Posted By: Ed.
13-Feb-03 - 02:18 PM
Thread Name: BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards
Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards
The entire evening is available as Real Video webcasts at the BBC Radio 2 site

I don't think that you're being naive Declan. In a 55 minute show a lot was left out, I really can't see any deliberate censorship at work.

Shambles' anonymous correspondent also comments that Eliza Carthy...appealed to the whole audience to sign Graham Dixon's petition with tears in her eyes.

I'm sorry, but that is something of a misrepresentation. Eliza did get slightly emotional when thanking all the people who had helped her, "I''m going to do a Gwyneth", but not when she mentioned the petition. Judge for yourself, here. Her speech is approx. 4mins 30seconds in.