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Private Eye's 60th Anniversary Celebration Episode 2

Nov 22, 2021

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eye six decades of jokes and journalism welcome to a spectacular privatized

celebration

of ourselves we are commemorating the magazine's

60th

anniversary

on october 25 with a look back at the great historical events of the last 60 years as described on the pages

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eye and we put out this book private eye the 60 year old book which is packed with the best of that coverage we're doing a decade a day this week so to start from the beginning i'm going to turn to adam mcqueen the editor of the yearbook from the 60s, to give us a quick rundown of everything that happened in the 1960s, adam, wow, okay, i was released on oct 25, 1961, it was edited by chris for booker, co-written and fully illustrated by uh willie ruston um, his old school friend richard ingrams lurked in the background doing parts until two years later he launched a hit house hit book from the seat e edited and takes over his editor huh peter cook is a also involved but not from the start a lot of people think he's involved from the start which he actually shows up a bit later but he buys the magazine he brings everything kind of wonderful 60s celebrities like Beaugard and Jane Asher who become stockholders in huh magazine and serve what's known as the satire boom with shows like that was the week that was um and all that and the establishment club and all that stuff but actually that's a very small part of ice history because that all ended in 1964. um and even though he got this reputation for breaking things like the perfume scandal, it was really more the tone than anything , actually revealed that he got it, even though it was the day the eye came out. with lots of jokes about graffiti and christine keeler the question was asked in the house of commons to which john perfumer replied that there was no wrongdoing in my relationship with miss keeler and there was a great deal of impropriety which was lying which he did for him and so he had to resign so um you get a very very corrupt tory government um uh eventually under the 14th earl of hume who gets thrown out new job the government comes in with harold wilson and a lot of the Private readers who have loved this coverage are quite surprised to find out that he is actually an equal opportunity mickey taker and they are going to take out the harold wilson mickey and work as well and to help us remember some of That, with three very special guests, Lewis McLeod, Harry Enfield, and Jan Ravens, joins the private eye as he shows off his view of Parliament, the monarchy, and most other established institutions. ace of great britain pretty soon at the inauguration of queen in parliament and i hope you realize i didn't write this rubbish a joke repeated many times since and long before anyone had even heard of christine keeler in 1962 the eye was covering another sex scandal involving a civil service employee, john vassell, who was arrested for spying for the russians after being blackmailed by moscow about his sex life.
private eye s 60th anniversary celebration episode 2
Someone noticed that every time our Polaris submarines put to sea, a fleet of Russian trawlers was fishing for herring just outside the harbor, but you have to admit, this might have been pure coincidence. My own suspicions were seldom aroused when the British nuclear deterrent was found to have been misplaced one day, later discovered in a suitcase in the Moscow metro and returned to our embassy there with the note reading: I can't think how He got here, makita, we investigated Vassell, of course, but his job was really very minor. he was just some sort of garbage disposal guy in charge of burning all classified documents after use, so it took us a long time to hang on to him, but the fact is we did when we found out he was making long distance calls to Moscow during business hours, we thought we'd take him right away on the grounds that he was stealing official electricity and paying our phone bills, but then we found out he was reversing the charges and it was pretty obvious we couldn't really charge him until we were pretty sure that he was leaking classified information as soon as we were absolutely sure of course after a couple of years or so it was the wives and there we have a happy ending i'm sure you'll agree with a very nasty story one of the first newspaper recruits on sight he was the top tabloid journalist at lunchtime oh a lcohol here it is in 1964 reporting on the dramatic rescue of princess margaret from a sinking yacht last week, princess margaret narrowly escaped a watery grave had it not been for the courage and leaping ability of our magazine , the nation might be wrapped in a black tool today, but today we highlight a new danger that is going to stop the queen from drowning the answer not disturbing when i posed this question to the palace officials their report was negative in the extreme a majesty is a good a swimmer and feels at home in the water since she's on horseback that's as if mr toffee doesn't know everything but what thousands of his loyal subjects are wondering is if the queen would feel just as comfortable if weights of lead into your body and gravity allowed to exert its normal pull. would never sink you will view this complacency with alarm if the titanic can sink then too our beloved royal family at the same time was keeping a close eye on the wonderful 60s pop scene and the eruption of beatlemania or in the case of the eyes fictional group of rock and roll turd mania i want you to meet four very young and exciting turds they are from the new rochdale beach center and are breaking into the charts with their first the wax string reels yesterday i walked into the studio and talked to them the droppings are something new irreverent shorts greedy and acne have a modern look that sets the pace for the 60s as up to date as next year's courage underwear group leader spiggy tops explained that we don't actually have a leader in our eyes , all turds are the same and what I'm saying is that I mean this beat business, well I shouldn't think we'll be here 100 years from now, the turds started from below and already dominating people's thinking pacey i think the turds are going to be with us for a long time that same year he saw harry wilson arrive at downing street unfortunately for the eye his wife mary wilson agreed to share his diaries of life at issue 10 with the magazine here in march 1969 describes the reaction to the british colony of anguilla declaring independence where you said harold was asked taking the reader's atlas summary of the universe with revised lunar maps of the style carved oak maples bucharama on tv eagle eagle where are we ah yes here it is just south of madrid oh no interposed little mr stewart the foreign secretary nervously fiddling with his tie is an island in the caribbean o sir i am briefed by my experts on it would appear on the desk that self-styled President Webster made a unilateral declaration of independence sometime in 196 7.
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Could you suggest that we file a slight protest at the UN? Wait a moment. 6000, what does it say? Protest, my dear administrator, since he no doubt knows that this week ends the 100th

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of the birth of the devil's chamberlain. Those of us who have lived through these troubled times will know full well the penalties that fall on those who are prepared to compromise with dictators. We will stand idly by while wicked men shake the male fist of division at the counterfeits of democracy and peace this president whitlock who thinks he is president webster prime minister webster calmed silver head sap trap whitlock webster nasa or hitler design themselves however they want we know their type if we relent we will pay for it later with millions of dead and our cities ravaged to rubble rig up dickie man button and ask if he would be interested in becoming supreme ally to an amphibious task force designed to bring this saber rafting mussolini to his knees unfortunately lord mountbatten was already booked for the night line and could not accept, however, Mr.
private eye s 60th anniversary celebration episode 2
Healey came from the mod and established He was delighted with the suggestion as it would give them a chance to test drive the new piwit inflatable hover tank and the army, all 57, were getting a little bored sitting in their luxurious Buckland style kitchen house on Salisbury Plain. 1969 saw two other major world events the man walking on the moon for the first time and Fleet Street's longest-serving columnist making her down-to-earth private detective debut with glenda slag for president nixon I can call astronauts on the surface of the moon three million miles away and do it barely a second late, but when I try to call my editor and say I can't think of anything to write about, that's right. all is well if i produce 2000 words running gpo what about the phones in uk i get a busy tone when i get through they tell me you are on the boozer and you must be disturbed anyway wake up mr editor wake up upstairs Mr Postmaster General, and while anti-Vietnam War protesters occupied London's Grosvenor Square and rioting students in Paris nearly brought down the government of general de gaulle, the eye that was not yet a decade old demonstrated how in tune with the youth of the time were six decades of jokes and journalism for sale now your
private eye s 60th anniversary celebration episode 2

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