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BBC TwoNewsnight
Last Updated: Thursday, 18 May 2006, 17:25 GMT 18:25 UK
Never mind the Baltics

By Peter Barron
Newsnight editor

I'm sorry if any of our viewers were offended by Jeremy's use of the word "bollocks".

Jeremy was - jovially - expressing his annoyance that Newsnight had been duped by a press release from the Baltic Centre which claimed that Sam Taylor Wood's latest work showed a man playing a cello which had been digitally removed.

Many of our viewers contacted us to say they thought he was simply miming, and when we contacted the artist she admitted that that was indeed the case.

I think Jeremy was attracted by the alliteration of the "Baltic talking bollocks", and in mitigation it was 11.15pm.

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