Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Spooks: Code 9


Spooks: Code 9 website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/spookscode9/ The first episode goes out this coming Saturday.

Spooks: Code 9 is a spin-off from the award-winning television series Spooks. It is set in the near future and is all about a group of British government secret agents who are fighting against the “threat of terrorism” in the wake of an Al-Qaida nuclear attack on London. The series is a commissioned production for the BBC and was created by the independent producer Kudos Films. The BBC is a state-controlled corporation, but they contact out a certain number of the programme slots to private production outfits. However the BBC has the choice over whom they award contracts to and only award them to material they consider “worthy” of broadcast. In the case of Spooks: Code 9, it was given a contract by the BBC’s Controller of Fiction, Jane Tranter: http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/biographies/biogs/controllers/janetranter.shtml . About the new series, she said this: "It's brilliant to have the chance of looking into the future of Spooks with Spooks: Code 9 on BBC3”. This lady has an interesting past; she joined the BBC in 1985 and began in radio drama then for four years was a floor manager for Eastenders. Read my article on The Grimleys and you’ll see what I think of TavistockEnders!: http://hpanwo.blogspot.com/2008/07/grimlys.html . But this was not Tranter’s only involvement in Conformist propaganda; when she got involved with commissioning she worked on dramas like Casanova, Casualty, Holby City, Hotel Babylon and Rome which are all laced with very virulent Conformist themes. (She also commissioned the series Bodies which ironically was written by The Grimleys creator, Jed Mercurio!) Kudos Films have been awarded contracts by the BBC before. They produced the comedy-drama Hustle which is one of the most loaded Conformist creations I’ve ever seen; it even includes Eastenders-style CMI-CAP conflict and dominance plots. Tranter brought in the original series of Spooks and today is in control of fiction for BBC1, BBC2, BBC3 and BBC4. There are hundreds of independent filmmakers in Britain who have scripts and production designs for all sorts of movies and serials with a huge variety of styles and themes, but nothing gets broadcast on mainstream TV without being commissioned at the highest level by the Network management. Tranter might have her say on what gets broadcast or doesn’t, but senior BBC executives decide whether or not to employ Tranter.

After watching the preview and sample clip on the Spooks: Code 9 website you’ll probably guess that I don’t expect to be a fan. As regular HPANWO readers will know I think that this obsession with terrorism is based on a delusion deliberately fabricated by the Illuminati-controlled governments to keep us in fear, because when we’re scared of something we look to their representatives in government to protect us. Politicians glean a lot of credibility from promoting themselves as our saviours. Their working ethics are summed up very well in the introduction to Adam Curtis’ outstanding documentary series The Power of Nightmares- the Rise of the Politics of Fear: “In the past, politicians promised to create a better world. They had different ways of achieving this, but their power and authority came from the optimistic visions they offered to their people. Those dreams failed; and today people have lost faith in ideologies. Increasingly politicians are seen simply as managers of public life. But now they have discovered a new role that restores their power and authority. Instead of delivering dreams, politicians now promise to protect us from nightmares. They say that they will rescue us from dreadful dangers that we cannot see and do not understand. And the greatest danger of all is international terrorism. A powerful and sinister network, with sleeper cells in countries across the world. A threat that needs to be fought by a war on terror. But much of this threat is a fantasy which has been exaggerated and distorted by politicians. It’s a dark illusion that has spread unquestioned through governments around the world, the security services and the international media”. (Watch the whole series here: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/video1037.htm ). And TV shows like Spooks: Code 9 are part of that “politics of fear”. It’s no coincidence that a very similar TV drama series, 24, came out in the United States just a few months before the original Spooks did (24 website: http://www.fox.com/24/ ). 24 was produced by Fox, one of the most blatantly manipulative TV corporations ever. It is owned by Rupert Murdoch who also owns The Sun newspaper; he is probably the world’s most important modern propaganda author. Most other media corporations are no better than Murdoch; they’re equally manipulative, just more subtle, designed to infiltrate the tougher willpower of more intelligent and analytical minds. Spooks came out in April 2002 and 24 first screened in November 2001. TV programmes are not made overnight. From the moment the scriptwriter first picks up his pen to the moment the TV viewer tunes in to watch takes a year or two at the very least so both series’ therefore had to be in production when the 9/11 attacks took place, emerging at exactly the right time to strike while the iron was hot, to absorb and process all that fear and dread that was coursing over the world in the aftermath! I’d bet anything that the people behind 9/11 (A government black-budget military operation, not a terrorist attack!) coordinated their efforts with both the BBC and Fox to make sure that both their propaganda series were unleashed at the perfect moment of ripeness when they could have the biggest effect.

As I said above small, independent film makers are everywhere, so why don’t we have more TV shows and movies with themes that expose government propaganda? Well we do, there are wonderful movies like V for Vendetta, 1984 and Wag the Dog; There are also TV dramas warning about the erosion of civil liberties and the emerging authoritarianism we see because of this fear of terrorists, like The Last Enemy ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/lastenemy/ ). It’s obvious that the manipulators cannot have complete control over the media, nor even some single networks like the BBC. There must be several tendencies in the media who are deeply concerned by the current rise of political tyranny and want to do something to expose it. I wish them all the best!

2 comments:

Frank Tremayne said...

I think you are onto something here- Georgina Moffat ,who is to appear in the series is one of those actresses who has a strange energy around her . She was in Skins and an episode of Dr Who when she played the daughter of the Doctor ( which brought Madeline McCann to my mind ) .
Others with this sort of energy include Myleene Klass and Leona Lewis as Ellis Taylor correctly stated in his recent article . Its difficult to know what exactly is going with these girls , but you can feel that it is not quite right.

Ben Emlyn-Jones said...

I know what you mean, Frank; they're very strange women. I have a feeling that the daughter of the doctor, actually a modified female clone of his own DNA, was very strange. She had her hair and clothes styled to resemble Emma Bunton of the Spice Girls. Myleene Klass and Leona Lewis have been used to promote Reality TV because they both "made it" through Reality TV shows. As you've seen, I have a LOT to say about Reality TV! I've a feeling they're models for the female equivalent of the CMI, I suppose I'll have to call it the CFI. If you and Ellis have picked up a strange energy coming from them then that fits like a glove! Who better to bring into a TV drama designed to promote fear of terror?