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BBC apologises for tasteless radio quiz

The BBC has apologised for a distasteful radio competition urging listeners to ‘guess the well-known person’ - Moors Murderer Ian Brady.
Following his recent death, BBC Radio Leeds DJ Nathan Turvey (pictured) made child-killer Brady the subject of his Sunday morning quiz.
During his Sunday morning broadcast, Turvey - a guest presenter from BBC York - chirpily announced ‘Here are your musical clues all linked to someone well-known who has been in the news this week’.
He then proceeded to play clips from All The Young Dudes by Mott The Hoople, the theme to the Brady Bunch, Suffer Little Children by The Smiths and Talking Heads’ Psycho Killer.
Suffer Little Children is about the Moors Murders.
One listener told the feature was ‘sickening’.
He added: “When I first heard it, I thought ‘it can’t be Ian Brady, who’d be that sick?’ Then it was! I listened back on iPlayer later to make sure. Who thought that was a good idea to put on air? There were comments on Facebook from people who heard the audio after broadcast asking if it’s true, and some folk saying the station was truly sick for airing it.”
Evil Brady tortured and murdered five children before burying them on Saddleworth Moor in the 1960s.
He died aged 79 at the high-security Ashworth Hospital struck down by cancer.
His accomplice Myra Hindley died in 2002.


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