BEEB MAN SITS ON LESBIAN

31 years ago today, the BBC Six O’Clock News studio was invaded during a live broadcast by a group of women protesting against Britain’s Section 28 (which sought to prevent councils from “promoting” homosexuality)

Whilst Sue Lawley continued to read the news, Witchell famously grappled with the protesters and is said to have sat on one woman, provoking the memorable front-page headline in the Daily Mirror, “Beeb man sits on lesbian”.

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