Veteran playwright, Luigi “Ted” Brillo, claimed today that his 1974 dramatic exposé of widespread paedophilia on Top of the Pops was suppressed by a BBC bigwig.
“Six DJs in Search of an Alibi” was Brillo's Wednesday play that told exactly what went on behind dressing room doors of stars like Jimmy Savile.
“It was my tribute to the Keystone cops,” said Brillo. “They were all at it on Top of the Pops night,” he said. “DJ's popping out of every cupboard, looking to reel in the next little girl that floated by looking for an autograph. I thought everyone knew what was going on. So I deliberately made my play into a hilarious rape-a-minute riot from start to finish.”
“Yes, I remember chucking Mr Brillo's play in the bin,” remembers ex-Head of BBC Drama, Bill Stiffard. “It was rubbish. Almost certainly libellous. And completely unsuitable for our highly discerning Wednesday night audience."