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Farewell, BBC TV Centre. You were Britain's very own Disneyland | Stewart Lee

30 March 2013 5:07 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Having been home to everyone from Roy Castle to Richard Stilgoe, the closure of the BBC TV's old magical headquarters is a sad day for British culture

Last week I attended the ceremonial destruction of BBC TV Centre, which was enthusiastically blown to pieces in a controlled nuclear explosion by a delighted David Cameron. With one hand on the detonator and the other jiggling in his pocket, David Cameron was flanked by representatives of the principal faith groups, as well as leading commercial broadcasters, free-market economists, wealthy pornographers, and a child who had won a hopping competition. The prime minister triumphantly flobbed a final Green Ernie into the crater, before it was filled with a celebratory cocktail of toxic waste, liquid concrete and dogs' messes.

A Red Arrows flypast drowned out the band of the Coldstream Guards, playing a rousing rendition of Phyllis Dillon's Don't Touch Me Tomato, a personal »

- Stewart Lee

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