It caused the biggest stink in British TV history. It brought punk to the masses and some say killed it stone dead. Or, to be precise, one of his dodgy teeth was to blame. What happened next changed everything.
The notorious Bill Grundy interview, which you can watch—likely not for the first or even second time—above, rocketed the Sex Pistols to national infamy overnight, simply because of a few swear words and some slightly rude behavior. Though the U. I genuinely believed it would be history in the making. Though f-bombs on TV can still cause a minor stir, a few mumbled curse words will hardly garner the kind of publicity they did forty years ago. More interesting than the interview itself is the hyperbolic fallout, as well as what happened immediately afterward.
Mr Grundy was due to introduce another edition of the Today programme this evening. He spent two and a half hours with senior Thames executives for a postmortem on Wednesday night's programme and was told of the decision during the afternoon. A Thames spokesman said: "Precisely what measures have been taken is a confidential matter between us and our staff.
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