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Contacting Aliens Is Against BBC’s Editorial Guidelines!

Submitted by on November 8, 2012 – 8:14 am Comments

Now here is a piece of news that’s so outrageous it will surely have you yelling ‘what the hell’. Professor Brian Cox claims he was banned from attempting to contact aliens because BBC bosses feared it could breach health and safety regulations. See told you, the news is so outrageous it would have you yelling ‘what the hell’. Brian Cox is the presenter of a show called ‘Stargazing Live’ on BBC. He revealed that his bosses were so paranoid that they prevented a planet called Threapleton Holmes B from being contacted.

Turns out, they were worried the aliens if they got in touch, would breach the corporation’s editorial guidelines. After reading what you have just read, surely you think the whole thing’s some sort of a joke; you probably feel the article is a joke or that Professor Brian Cox is joking, but rest assured Brian Cox is absolutely serious and this article is just a medium of getting this piece of news across. Basically, Threapleton Holmes B was discovered by amateur stargazers on the BBC2 show earlier this year.

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Cox in this context is quoted as saying “We decided that we’d point the Jodrell Bank telescope at the planet that had been discovered by these two viewers and listen because no one had ever pointed a radio telescope at it and you never know. The BBC actually said, ‘But you can’t do that because we need to go through the regulations and health and safety and everything in case we discover a signal from an alien civilization’.” Well the guy works for BBC and hosts a show on it, so there is very little reason for him to lie about the whole issue.

Surely, he too must have yelled ‘what the hell’ just like you when he heard the argument of his bosses, for not allowing a radio telescope to be pointed at the planet. Cox added: “You mean, we would discover the first hint that there is other intelligent life in the universe beyond Earth, live on air, and you’re worried about the health and safety of it? It was incredible. They did have guidelines. Compliance.” Breakfast show host Shaun Keaveny put it aptly when he said: “The idea that intelligent life could be discovered and it might swear and that’s why we wouldn’t broadcast it – it’s such a brilliant BBC thing, isn’t it.”

Nigel Owen

Nigel is a graduate from Birmingham University, Nigel has worked for about 8 years in the banking industry, until one day he discovered his passion for writing. It basically gives him the opportunity to enlighten himself about subjects and things that he normally might not come across.

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