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MI5 'vetted BBC staff for impartiality'


A new book has revealed that the BBC pressed MI5 to vet its staff, in addition to the senior staff already being vetted, in the 1960s.

Professor Christopher Andrew of Cambridge University and author of The Defence of the Realm, reflects on why the BBC wanted strict security measures.

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