Beyer “surprised” he wasn’t consulted

The Daily Mail has an article on the upcoming Mary Whitehouse drama “Filth”. Whitehouse’s successor, “Massah” John Beyer is quoted:

It’s unfortunate they have tagged the story “Filth”.

To the best of my recollection, that wasn’t a word she used. Mary was not the poker-faced person that she was made out to be.

To suggest that she wasn’t ever smiling just isn’t true. I understand it is based on Mary’s autobiography.

My anxiety is that it will be embellished. The fact that I was not consulted is also surprising, given I worked alongside her for 16 years.

Her family hasn’t been involved either.

Julie Walters is set to play the leading role.

4 Responses to “Beyer “surprised” he wasn’t consulted”

  1. Stuart says:

    Let’s face it, unless the Beeb make her out to be a saintly, open-minded campaigner for perfect decency with not a hint of prudish, self-important nanny goat, MW will be at the keyboard the minute the credits roll to whine that she has been misrepresented.

  2. Andrew Nixon says:

    Stuart – they’ll be at the keyboards before it even starts, never mind after it finishes. You don’t think that MW watch the shows they complain about do you?

  3. Stuart says:

    Beyer ‘worked alongside’ Holy Mary for 16 years and she resisted the urge to beat his brains out with her bible?
    I finally have some respect for the late bat!
    I’m a different Stuart to comment 1, by the way (lot of us about)

  4. Joe says:

    You don’t think that MW watch the shows they complain about do you? Whitehouse herself certainly never did – she was more than happy to rely on grossly distorted, out-of-context, second- or third-hand descriptions. Still, she’s dead now, ghastly coprophiliac arsonist* that she was.

    *That’s what my sources tell me, anyway.