BBC ‘Payola Scandal’ The Neill Report

The Needleblog is always worth bookmarking and here they come up with the Neill report from early 70s. It was a BBC report about the allegations from the News of the World that   there was corruption at the BBC, rigging of the charts, call girls for DJs etc.



Many thanks to Martin Walkerdine for passing this report on to me.

Firstly, a story from The Telegraph which will give readers some background to the scandal and below that are three links to the 33 pages of the  report. (if there are problems accessing this then please let me know.)


It was a sex scandal that engulfed the BBC and epitomised the “swinging” times.

More than 40 years ago, the corporation’s top disc jockeys and executives were caught up in the most tawdry of allegations — that in return for playing their records, music companies hired prostitutes for them.

Orgies were arranged involving BBC staff, call girls and others at the house of a brothel-keeper in Kensington in west London. From behind a two-way mirror, other executives and celebrities looked on.

Prostitutes were also provided at hotels and other locations in the West End.

The claims, dating back…

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