BBC apologises for “unacceptable” Ian Brady radio game feature

Listeners could not believe the 'guess the headline' feature was genuine

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The BBC has apologised after one if its local radio stations aired a musical game feature based on the Moors murderer Ian Brady. 

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During his Sunday show, BBC Radio Leeds presenter Nathan Turvey invited listeners to guess a “well-known person who has been in the news this week” from a selection of musical songs.

Turvey went on to play a montage of Mott the Hoople’s All The Young Dudes, The Brady Bunch Theme Song, The Smith’ Suffer Little Children and Talking Heads’ Psycho Killer.

In a short statement, the BBC told RadioToday: “This was clearly unacceptable and we apologise.” The clip has been deleted from Facebook and BBC iPlayer. 

Brady, a serial killer who died aged 79 in a secure hospital last week, tortured and murdered five children between 1963 and 1965.

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He buried four of their bodies on Saddleworth Moor in the south Pennines. Police are still searching for the body of his fifth victim, 12-year-old Keith Bennett.