Our first piece is an adaption of "Spies, Lords and Predators", a documentary by Stephen Rice, broadcast on Australian Television. This looks at the PIE (Paedophile Information Exchange) and reports on the UK establishment's efforts to suppress investigations into child sexual abuse by senior figures including Sir Peter Hayman, deputy head of MI6.
Next we hear a radio interview of investigative journalist, author and documentary maker Tim Tate. He worked with Roger Cook on The Cook Report, and a bunch of other documentaries. Tony Gosling interviews him about Conspiracy of Silence, the film he made on the Franklin child prostitution ring. The patterns of child abuse in USA by members of the US establishment seem consonant with those in UK. He explains his feelings about the film, and shares the fact that he feels partly responsible for the death of one of the abused children he interviewed, having persuaded him to recant the recantation he made after his brother was killed in suspicious circumstances.
We conclude the show with an expurgated soundtrack of Tim Tate's film, Conspiracy of Silence. This begins by introducing Boystown, one of the US's most best loved charities, controlled in the 1980s by convicted fraudster Lawrence King in the 1980s. Tim Tate makes a convincing case that multi million dollar fraud was only a part of King's malfeasance. He made the film, Conspiracy of Silence after two waves of allegations were made against King and against Boystown. In the 1980s, a number of children from Boystown came out with charges of sexual abuse and prostitution. Although Tim Tate spent a lot of time trying to track them down, he found that they had almost all disappeared by the time he arrived in USA to make the film. His film is based on the second wave of accusers, mostly boys who spoke out about a year before he arrived. Their accounts featured sexual abuse and prostitution in sex parties with top US politicians and in houses along Washington's "embassy row".
Interestingly, neither of the films used for this episode have much to say about the possibility of blackmail playing a role in these activities. This may reflect a lack of awareness of the deep state on the part of their producers. In this context it is interesting to note that only last month, Lord Sewel, chairman of the Lords' Privileges and Conduct Committee (the body that upholds standards of behavior among peers) resigned after an unnamed source furnished a video of him to the commercial media. Highlights included his stripping naked and taking cocaine with prostitutes.