Mystic Britain, the Clive Anderson-fronted series revealing the secrets of Britain’s most mysterious sites.
… well they could have read Jan Bondeson's book, though the timing suggests it was the FT article what done it. I saw the item, and was waiting for Bondeson to get a credit. But they interviewed another researcher instead, didn't catch the name unfortunately.The One Show has nicked another one of the FT's articles - the extreme perambulaters (the one in the mask who did a con job). Clearly at least one of their researchers/producers/pitchers/whatevertheyarecalled has a subscription!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csyp4rRasputin’s story is a familiar one – an illiterate Siberian peasant who managed to secure the confidence of the last Tsar and Tsarina of Russia, while indulging his legendary sexual appetite and love of hard drinking. Rasputin was so revered by his acolytes that they would collect his fingernail clippings, as if they were some kind of holy relic. When his extraordinary life was brought to an equally extraordinary end when he refused to die – murdered eventually in cold blood by a group of aristocrats – it unleashed the Russian revolution, and changed the geopolitical landscape in ways that still resonate today.
Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story
Steve Sullivan's documentary explores the life and career of musician and comedian Chris Sievey, who found relative fame wearing the papier-mache head of alter ego Frank Sidebottom