BBC Radio 4 Yanks Kershaw Interview
April 28, 2009 at 5:16 AM (PT)
BBC RADIO 4 has pulled an interview with troubled former radio personality ANDY KERSHAW at the last minute due to problems maintaining privacy to other parties. The show, part of the series "ON THE ROPES," was set to air TODAY (4/28) at 9a and 9:30p, but the BBC said, "The aim of the program was to explore the events leading to KERSHAW's breakdown and his subsequent efforts to recover, whilst providing the other parties involved with an appropriate degree of privacy. This, however, did not prove possible. The program was recorded and edited very close to the day of broadcast, hence the lateness of the decision to cancel." The BBC added that KERSHAW's behavior during the interview was not an issue in the cancellation of the show.
KERSHAW received a six-month suspended sentence in DECEMBER for violating a restraining order to stay away from his former longtime girlfriend. He had previously served three months in jail for another restraining order violation.