Following press reports regarding British pop star Robbie Williams views on UFOs and visits to AboveTopSecret.com (discussed at some length on ATS in
the thread here
), on Tuesday 6 May 2008 BBC Radio 4 broadcast the radio documentary
mentioned in those press reports.
The relevant half-an-hour radio documentary is online at the link below for the next few days:
ATS gets a mention a couple of minutes into the documentary.
The BBC’s website includes the following summary here
Robbie Williams' Journey to the Other Side
Journalist and documentary maker, Jon Ronson goes with the singer Robbie Williams to a UFO conference in Laughlin, Nevada in the USA.
Robbie Williams is taking time out from being a pop star and wants to get out and have adventures in the world of the paranormal.
He has a genuine interest in UFOs and has been researching sightings, abductees and the possibility of extra terrestrial life.
During the course of the day, Robbie and Jon meet a doctor who claims to have 15 metallic objects which are not earthly, as well as a British woman,
Ann Andrews, who believes that her youngest son Jason is an 'indigo child' - a child abducted by extra terrestrials while in the womb and sent back
to Earth to save the planet.
The documentary was recorded on location over 3 days in LA and Nevada. The programme is a radical departure from the usual pop star interview and Jon
Ronson brings his own incisive take on proceedings with Robbie at the UFO conference.
The documentary maker, Jon Ronson, may be familiar to some of you as the person behind several highly entertaining books (including [url=
]“Them : Adventures with Extremists” and “The Men Who Stare Goats”
) and TV documentaries, discussed on his website
. He tends to highlight some of the absurdities involved in the subjects that he portrays in his
documentaries. Some might even say that he indulges in a bit of gentle ridicule…
The broadcast was at 6.30pm, i.e. a time which has been referred to by “The Times” as “the drive-time comedy slot” on Radio 4.
Relevant articles published in the British media prior to the broadcast of this radio documentary include:
A “Guardian” article
A “Sun” article
Robbie Williams has a website here
(Personally, I find Jon Ronson more entertaining than Robbie Williams but, hey, that’s just me…).
[edit on 6-5-2008 by IsaacKoi]
[edit: fixed link to radio]
[edit on 6-5-2008 by 12m8keall2c]