Thursday, October 20, 2005

Face to Face - Gilbert Harding

Gilbert Harding, Chairman of the Brains Trust, Quizmaster of the Round Britain Quiz, and outspoken What's My Line interviewed/psychoanalysed by John Freeman.

It is 1960.

"Alcoholic, homosexual, and irascible, Gilbert Harding became a household favourite...", begins the introduction.

A housewife in a grocery store in Dartford picks up a packet of Stork margarine and says to her friend, "I do like that Gilbert Harding. He's so irascible."

"I've heard he's an alcoholic and a homosexual," says her friend.

"Yes, so have I. Isn't it wonderful?"

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