Suicide turns BBC vs. Blair farce into tragedy

Clarke, Steve
August 2003
Variety;8/3/2003, Vol. 391 Issue 10, p24
Trade Publication
Explores issues surrounding the suicide of Doctor David Kelly, a British Ministry of Defense biological weapons expert, on July 17, 2003. Correlation of his death with the conflict between the government and the British Broadcasting Corp.; Speculations on the cause of his death; Implications of his death for the broadcast journalism.


Related Articles

  • Suicide-inquiry fallout ‘could gag’ scientists. Giles, Jim // Nature;2/5/2004, Vol. 427 Issue 6974, p476 

    The article discusses the fallout of the death of British government scientist David Kelly. Kelly, who committed suicide after being caught in the crossfire between the government and the British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC), was revealed as an extremely private man who felt unable to discuss the...

  • BBC brass set for inquiry. Turner, Mimi // Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;7/22/2003, Vol. 379 Issue 31, p1 

    British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) director general Greg Dyke, chairman Gavyn Davies and head of news Richard Sambrook are expected to face legal questioning following the suicide last week of Ministry of Defense scientist David Kelly. They are tipped to appear as witnesses before a judicial...

  • Kelly was pawn in political fight. Turner, Mimi // Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;8/19/2003, Vol. 379 Issue 48, p6 

    Great Britain Defense Ministry scientist David Kelly has died. Downing Street chief of staff Jonathan Powell was called upon to explain e-mails between him and other senior Downing Street communications staff describing the confrontation with the British Broadcasting Corp. over reports about...

  • Kelly death inquiry winds down. Bennett, Ray; Pryor, Peter // Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;9/30/2003, Vol. 380 Issue 32, p53 

    This article presents information on inquiry into the death of David Kelly. The Hutton Inquiry into the death of weapons scientist David Kelly adjourned having heard a raft of witnesses from the government and the British Broadcasting Corp. since its start on September 15, 2003. The hearing...

  • BBC FACES FIRESTORM. Johnson, Debra // Daily Variety;7/22/2003, Vol. 280 Issue 12, p7 

    Reports that British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) is preparing to defend its reputation in the face of the growing controversy over the death of former Ministry of Defence scientist David Kelly, who was the source of a BBC report accusing the government of hyping weapons evidence to justify the 2003...

  • Czech Paper Describes BBC as "Choking On Judge's Wig" After Hutton Report. Jones, Lucy // Washington Report on Middle East Affairs;Apr2004, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p34 

    On January 28, 2004, Lord Brian Hutton published the results of his inquiry into the death of British weapons expert David Kelly, who the British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) reported as questioning Great Britain's case for war against Iraq. To the BBC's amazement, Lord Hutton found wholeheartedly...

  • Casualties of war. Billen, Andrew // New Statesman;2/9/2004, Vol. 133 Issue 4674, p45 

    Discusses the report by British judge Lord Hutton which criticized the BBC for their war reporting. Other rulings in the report such as the clearing of Prime Minister Tony Blair in the death of Iraq weapons inspector David Kelly who was revealed as a source in an article by reporter Andrew...

  • The vital questions.  // New Scientist;7/26/2003, Vol. 179 Issue 2405, p5 

    Editorial. Focuses on the death of the leader of weapons inspectors to Iraq, David Kelly. Dispute between British Broadcasting Corp. and the British government regarding Iraq's weapons capability; Investigation of Kelly's death by a judicial inquiry.

  • BBC: Dead scientist was source on Iraq. Johnson, Debra // Daily Variety;7/21/2003, Vol. 280 Issue 11, p5 

    Reports on the British Broadcasting Corp.'s (BBC) confirmation that Great Britain's Ministry of Defense scientist David Kelly was its main source for a report accusing the British government of playing up weapons evidence to justify war in Ira. Controversy over Kelly's suicide; Dispute between...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics