Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Pete Clark's Choice

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Pete Clark's Choice

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THE GANGSTER AND THE PERVERT PEER 9pm, Channel 4 Back in the 1960s, while the country was undergoing a youth revolution, there was still dirty work going on in dark and secret places. The Kray twins had decided to turn London into their private manor and enlisted the help of men in high political places to help them.

Their principal ally was Bob Boothby, a bisexual Lord who was having an affair with Harold MacMillan's wife but preferred the company of rough young men.

This was a time when such goings-on were hushed up, although they were common knowledge to those in the know. This is your chance to learn the facts..

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? 9pm, BBC1 Rick Stein is this week's candidate for a trip down the furthest reaches of memory lane and he knows the form: "I know these programmes. You see people burst into tears." Rick does not have to shake the family tree too vigorously before being rewarded by bitter fruit. His father committed suicide when Rick was 18, having suffered for many years from manic depression. …

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