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Republished below is a copy of a series of Emails sent between a Mr Marlowe and the BBC, which originally appeared on the excellent Needle Blog website. The Emails are in regard to the carved sculptures on Broadcasting house, the home of BBC Radio. All the sculptures were carved by an odious nonce named Eric Gill, who had a penchant for bestiality and raping his daughters. This is what I said about Broadcasting House and Eric Gill in my article entitled ‘The Crook Report’ :  

In 1932, the British Broadcasting Corporation, pride of the British people, commissioned the architect Lieutenant Colonel G. Val Myer, to design a building as their corporate headquarters which would embody the spirit of the organisation as they pushed their version of British values across the airwaves to a world still coloured pink on the map of ‘the Empire’.

The building was designed to look like a great ocean liner sailing across the airwaves. Today it is strangely reminiscent of the ill fated Titanic.

In the ‘bow’ of the building, Lord Reith commissioned a sculptor to carve out of stone the figures of Prospero and Ariel from Shakespeare’s The Tempest. So far so good.

Sadly, the sculptor he chose was none other than Eric Gill, a man who confessed in his own diaries to being a prolific paedophile; who had an incestuous relationship with his sister,  his dog and his own young daughters…

I certainly know for a fact that paedophilia has been a common practice amongst the elites long  before the beginning of last century. So knowing what we do now about the BBC, you have to ask yourself whether commissioning a monster as vile as Gill to carve the sculptures in stone was merely coincidence.

My instincts, that are very rarely wrong, tell me it wasn’t. Lets go to war.  

Dear BBC Trust

Republished with permission

This is a genuine email exchange

Relief Sculpture

Sunday, 18 November, 2012

To: Tristan –

Dear BBC Trust,

I wonder if you can help me with an enquiry about the relief sculptures on BBC Broadcasting House in Langham Place. I was wondering what the meaning of this sculpture is :


A naked long-haired man with a cigar, with two young girls who are hitching up their skirts.

It reminds me a bit of the Pied Piper. An odd, motley-dressed man, associated with music, who gained the trust of those in charge and lured the children away to his lair, where he had his way with them.

Thank God nothing like that could ever happen at the BBC!

What does this sculpture represent, please?

Kind Regards, –

Mr Marlowe

RE: Relief Sculpture

Monday, 3 December, 2012 16:54
From: Tristan – ”Trust Enquiries” <>

Dear  Mr Marlowe

Thank you for your email to the BBC Trust. I am responding as a member of the Trust Unit which supports and advises the Chairman and the Trustees.

I note your enquiry regarding one of the external sculptures by Eric Gill at BBC Broadcasting House.

The particular panel you refer to is over the entrance to the east side of the building, and represents “Ariel piping to children”.

There is more information about the sculptures and about Broadcasting House in general here:…ng_house.shtml

I hope this is helpful.

Yours sincerely


BBC Trust Unit

RE: Relief Sculpture
Monday, 3 December, 2012 19:45

To Tristan
“Trust Enquiries” <>

Dear BBC,

Thanks very much, that’s very helpful. Eric Gill was a bit of an odd fellow, judging by his wiki page – a paedophile who was into bestiality and incest. Goodness gracious me!

I must say, I think it’s awfully brave of the BBC to display full-frontal images of naked children created by a paedophile on its headquarters, especially given recent…well. you know. Other, more timid institutions would have removed them by now, but the good old BBC won’t be cowed and is proud to display its cultural heritage. Well done, BBC! I trust that the BBC Trust are united in common purpose to weather whatever storms may come its way in the near future!

Kind Regards

Mr Marlowe

p.s. Congrats on the new DG – no doubt he will renew the sense of common purpose at the Beeb.

Eric Gill’s Wikipedia page