1984: "Shy Person's Guide to Life" (Granada)
1 Interview |
Michael Bentine CBE | The Goons
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Speaking of his experience of his part in the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen Concentration camp: Millions of words have been written about these horror camps, many of them by inmates of those unbelievable places. I've tried, without success, to describe it from my own point of view, but the words won't come. To me Belsen was the ultimate blasphemy.
The staff at BBC Television Centre became so used to him staging scenes of mayhem involving explosions and gun battles for It's a Square World
(1960) that when a real-life bank robbery occurred at Television Centre, everyone waved the masked robbers through, thinking it was filming for the programme.