Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Death to pedophile!

Hanging on live TV. This is the new challenge of Channel 4, who will broadcasts on 9th November a fiction focused on Paul Gadd, better known as 1970s rock star Gary Glitter and played by scottish actor Hilton McRae.

Channel 4: The Execution of Gary Glitter

Gary Glitter spent four months in prison in the UK in 1999 for downloading child pornography. In 2002 was expelled from Cambodia and in 2008 has been released from prison in Vietnam after serving almost three years for sexual molestation of two underage girls of 11 and 12 years old. Finally, in march 2006, was discovered the singer had a daguhter from a vietnamese prostitute and she also sold him her 10 years old niece.

The fiction "The execution of Gary Glitter" is set in an imaginary Britain in which the death penalty has been re-introduced (abolished in 1969), because of a law against pedophilia named "Capital Crimes Against Children". In this parallel world, the first person to be tried under the new legislation is Paul Gadd and the movie follows his trial and execution.

A poll commissioned by Channel 4 found 70% of those surveyed thought the UK should have the death penalty as the maximum possible penalty for the most serious crimes.

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