Sunday, 21 September 2008

Keep you hair on

The Mail on Sunday has a funny story about an MI6 agent whose false moustache apparently slipped during filming of an interview by the BBC,. The MoS compares the incident to the NatWest advert and (at least on the web version) shows stills from the ad with captions that suggest that they show the actual spy losing his moustache. It had me wondering for a second whether the whole story was a hoax. But no,
The incident occurred as BBC journalists questioned ‘John’, a middle-aged agent of 20 years’ standing, in an unprecedented interview as part of an MI6 recruiting drive.
Of course! Helping MI6 with recruiting is part of the BBC's remit.

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