Spaghetti Harvest April Fool

First broadcast on BBC Panorama on 1st April 1957, a very young Richard Dimbleby revealed the wonderful world of Swiss spaghetti production to millions of deprived and hungry post-war Brits.

(To be fair, back then Spaghetti was not eaten much and was rather exotic.)

Most of Britain were taken in. Even my dad (who is usually brilliant and smart) even the likes of he, totally fell for this gigantic April Fool’s joke!

Which just goes to show, if you have a serious and very important enough voice, you can hoodwink anyone. What an inspiration to us all.

SLJ.

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