March 14, 1999 the British press began leaking items about
the broadcast, from which it was plain that it was not
"Storyville," and not about "Bans" or "Free Speech" at
|The Mail on Sunday|
London, March 14, 1999
[Radio & TV programmes]
FEAR AND LOATHING: JOURNEY TO
9.05pm [March 20, 1999]
Nick Fraser travels from Scandinavia to Italy
in this first in a season of programmes about the Far
Right. He finds fascism and ideologies of hate being not
just tolerated, but actively promoted. The film includes
interviews with Jean-Marie Le Pen, British
historian David Irving and leaders of extreme
groups who continue to pledge their allegiance to
Hitler's ideals of racial purity.
March 14, 1999
Journey to the heart of
the Far Right.
songs on Danish radio and a German board game called Pogrom
to the leisure wear of an Austrian politician, race hate is
alive in Europe, reports
I took the game with me to London, unpacking it in the
presence of David Irving, far right historian, at
Speaker's Corner. He affected to believe that it might
have bneen made for the purposes of provocation, by
Jewish interests. But would he play it? Certainly not,"
said Irving huffil;y. "I have better things to do."
Nicholas Fraser wrote and presented
"Journey to the Far Right", which can be seen on BBC2
at 9 p.m. on Saturday.
Edinburgh, March 19, 1999
The new little
Auschwitz, what kind of fool flirts with fascism.
Nicholas Fraser, who has spent a year crossing Europe
talking to the ones who still do, takes a hard look at how
to deal with race hate
Censors are invariably ridiculous figures, most of all
when they claim to act in our name as guardians of
democracy. In Germany, state surveillance of fascists has
reached grotesque proportions -- and I don't believe it
ever stopped anyone shaving his head or attacking Turks.
In most European countries (there are plans for similar
legislation in Britain) it is a criminal offence to deny
the Holocaust. But banning Holocaust deniers, and their
supporters like David Irving, has merely given
publicity to the views which it was intended to
(Chester) Friday 19th March 1999
To The Far Right, Saturday, BBC2, 9.05pm.
RACISM AND extreme forms of nationalism are
still intact in dark corners across Europe.
Despite the current drive for unification, there are
plenty of people who want to see Europe's nation members
waving the flag for their own countries again.
Could Nazism erupt once more?
The programme includes interviews with right-wing
political leaders including Jean-Marie Le Pen in
France, Austria's Jorg Haider, and British
revisionist historian David Irving.
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