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"People were bonking all over the BBC": new film reveals drug use and more

Play School presenters filming a nativity scene while stoned is just one of the stories which has emerged from the new documentary…

Play School presenters went on air 'stoned out of their minds' according to the new documentary
Play School presenters went on air 'stoned out of their minds' according to the new documentary
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A NEW DOCUMENTARY is set to reveal that BBC HQ was all about sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll back in the day.

Play School presenters went on camera stoned after “smoking the biggest joint you’ve ever seen” and filmed a nativity scene, while Sir David Attenborough could be heard complaining about the smell of drugs in the corridors.

The Telegraph reports that former Doctor Who actress Katy Manning revealed that staff were “bonking all over the place” in television centre.

It’s also reported that drug use was tolerated at the London HQ, with musicians lighting up in the dressing rooms. According to The Independent there were complaints about guests in the building who “didn’t smoke ordinary cigarettes” and that the dressing rooms were frequented by amorous couples.

The documentary ‘Lights! Camera! Action! Tales of Television Centre’ is due to be broadcast on BBC 4 on 17 May.

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