Bill Maloney Thrown Out Of Question Time By David Dimbleby

Why Bill Maloney was thrown out of Question Time by David Dimbleby

Award winning documentary filmmaker Bill Maloney’s account and explanation for his ejection from BBC Question Time by David Dimbleby following the first ‘Leaders Debate’ 15 April 2010 – By Bill Maloney

Bill Maloney

I applied to attend the audience for Question Time as a documentary filmmaker who has been investigating institutional child abuse for the last ten years. i.e. children in care, young offenders institutions, secret family courts etc. I wanted to exercise my right to speak as a British citizen and as a victim of institutional child abuse and believe it is my democratic right to freedom of speech.

There is currently a grave mistrust of our politicians. During this election campaign I have not witnessed any lower class citizens whom I represent have their right to speak up about their social concerns. This election is not just about economics, which our politicians are willing to talk about in intricate detail whilst skipping over questions on the lower class’s social dilemmas and the prejudice that is coming from the government and many middle-class voters against the lower classes.

Dimbleby Rocked By Questions Of Paedophilia And Murder
Just moments before Question Time went live David Dimbleby introduced the panel asking each of them what they would be doing the next day. Michael Gove (Shadow Secretary of State for Children Schools and Families) said it was his wife’s birthday and Dimbleby asked if he had bought her a present to which he replied, “I actually bought her four presents”. Asked what the presents were Gove replied “A linen suit, a designer hand bag and two other presents that I’m not prepared to divulge.

I shouted “Did we pay for them Mr Gove?” which raised a laugh from the panel and audience. Dimbleby concluded with Nigel Farage MEP of UKIP who made a sanctimonious remark to which I shouted, “I don’t know why you’re so flippant, you’re guilty of stealing expenses the same as all the rest”. Dimbleby shook his finger and shouted directly at me: “If you are going to behave like this when we go on air I will have to tell you to leave.”

I responded by shouting: “If you want me to leave David tell me to leave. Don’t talk to me like I’m a piece of shit! You’ve got an angry electorate here and you select only five questions from 150? This is a biased audience which does not represent the lower classes.”

“I’m a documentary filmmaker and I investigate Institutional child abuse; the restraining techniques that are killing lower working class kids in Young Offenders Institutions; and paedophile rings in government that are fucking our kids! You don’t like talking about the children do you David?”

Security was then called. As I was led out I turned to the panel shouting, “I’m here about the children, not about the economy. I’ve got more bollocks than all of you! Shame on you!” My producer and wife, who accompanied me continued by shouting: “Everyone in this audience should google Hollie Greig G.R.E.I.G and realise that the government does nothing!”

The security guards didn’t touch me; in fact they looked quite shocked by the questions I had asked. We were then led out by the Producer

We submitted two questions to the show which were not selected:

  • Considering the government has given £840 billion to bail out the banks, how much have they spent on getting 3.5 million children out of poverty? Give the £3.4 billion promised to get children out of poverty which ‘breeds’ crime.
  • Considering it cost Australian taxpayers 200 million Australian dollars for the Popes visit there in 2008, how much is the government spending on the Pope’s visit to the UK? And should we allow the Pope, whose Vatican City has the lowest age of sexual consent in Europe of only 12 into the country at all?

I was hoping to hear from the political representatives on the panel of their disgust at having three children a week dying in our care institutions. I wanted to debate the brutal restraining techniques that guards and carers are using against children as young as eight. i.e. nose distraction, wrist restraints, double-seated embrace etc. There are serious injuries i.e. broken bones, suffocation etc every day. I also wanted to talk to them about institutional paedophile rings that have been and are still operating in this country. For example: google ‘Hollie Greig’.

Child prisons for profit
I would have been interested in the panel’s opinions on child poverty in this country along with the privatisation of our childcare homes and institutions, baring in mind 99% of children in care come from the lower classes. In my latest documentary Adam Rickwood & The Medomsley Heroes, I highlight the case of young Adam Rickwood who five years ago at the age of 14 was found hanging in his cell after being restrained by four guards at the young offenders institution now known as Hassockfield (formerly Medomsley) – google ‘Neville Husband’. Hassockfield is run by private company Serco [Edit – more on SERCO – slimline66], who receive £178,000 per year for each child. There are 57 places for children at Hassockfield, there are other institutions that hold up to 800 offenders. The lower class children have become very profitable to companies such as Serco. Many of the child prison guards and carers come from the military, police force etc. Many of these have severe psychological drug and alcohol problems and some of the highest divorce rates. Our childcare system has become more brutal than our adult prisons.

Vulnerable children used to pay mortages
Children from babies are being taken from poverty stricken families at birth and given to middle-class couples that receive a minimum of £380 per week per child and much more if the child is an infant or has special needs. Many foster parents foster more than one child – it appears that vulnerable parents are having their children stolen by the social services and being used to pay mortgages. The private companies who foster out our children do not have to inform their local council where the children have gone if they run away or leave care. Then we could go into institutional fostering – this is a broad intricate subject, which is never allowed to be debated passionately and openly with the involvement of past victims, their families and perpetrators by the national broadcasting companies. There is a massive movement building around the globe via the Internet on these subjects. Many former victims have now become professionals, i.e. documentary filmmakers, so the children have now become strong men and women motivated by their empathy for the unfortunate that are living it now. The victims are producing their own heroes – I use the term ‘Government Funded Child Abuse.

As far as being removed from the Question Time audience my feelings are this:

The Questions and the debate that I managed to get from David Dimbleby in the Green Room before the show and during rehearsals would not have been allowed on air. I believe if I had attempted to debate the above issue on air the BBCs security response would have shut me down. I didn’t want to be buried under a mountain of guards while trying to get my point across. So I took the decision to challenge Dimbleby and the panel during the rehearsal. There were approx 150 people in the audience.

During the rehearsal my producer and myself submitted our questions, which we were told to write down on cards. These cards were then collected from the audience. Ultimately, our questions were not selected, bearing in mind, in the green room before rehearsals David Dimbleby said the question I had asked him was a good question. That question which I had to shout from the back of the green room went as follows:

MALONEY: David! Are you telling us that out of all these people here you are only going to allow five questions to be asked in one hour – all of which are being handpicked by the BBC?

DIMBLEBY: Have you seen Question Time before?

MALONEY: Oh yes! I’ve seen Question Time before David, but as you just said in your introduction, this is an historic moment. Question Time is going out after the first ever live debate of the three main candidates who want to run our democracy. Why can’t we have an open debate? For example I would like to know when Gordon Brown is going to give the £3.4 billion that they promised to the children to get 3 million children above the poverty line, as we all know that poverty breeds crime, dysfunctional families etc bearing in mind Gordon Brown has just given £840 billion to the greedy bankers.

DIMBLEBY: Well that’s a very good question so write it down and we’ll see what we can do.

When Dimbleby left the green room I stepped forward and shook his hand I said to him “Thank you David, I’m not hear to sit and watch, I can do that at home – I just want to ask a question and open a debate.

Dimbleby said “Good!” and walked out.

By the time we had gone through rehearsals I realised that my question had not been selected, nor that of my producer as referred to above: “Considering it cost Australian taxpayers 200 million dollars for the Popes visit there in 2008, how much is the government spending on the Pope’s visit to the UK? And should we allow the Pope, whose Vatican City has the lowest age of sexual consent in Europe of only 12 into the country at all?”

I therefore took the decision to question the panel before the show went on air. It was a very difficult decision to make on the spot and I understood the likelihood of missing out putting myself across live on air. This way I had clear straight dialogue with the panel and audience.

Being asked to leave for asking these questions did not surprise me as I had previously been asked to leave BBC Asian Network Radio a year ago for asking similar questions about child trafficking and child prostitution.

I would just like to emphasise it was David Dimbleby who gave the order for me to be ejected.

I knew I would be ejected but at least we have evidence of the lack of any intervention by any of the panel during the programme about the plight of our abused and lost children.

The case of Hollie Greig is a strong example of the cover-ups that are going on within government. The MPs expenses scandal is just the tip of the iceburg. On behalf of all abuse victims , all I wanted were our questions raised and debated as no politicians are willing to discuss these issues.

I am absolutely disgusted with the BBC, David Dimbleby and the rest of the panel. The children deserve a voice. God bless all victims.

For further information or to arrange an interview with Bill Maloney please contact Maria Maloney:

Tel: 07710 416470



39 thoughts on “Bill Maloney Thrown Out Of Question Time By David Dimbleby

  1. You’re mistaken about the age of consent in Vatican City.

    “The Vatican does not have its own separate criminal code. Instead, in matters of criminal law, […] the Vatican State generally uses current Italian national law […]. As a result, the age of consent is the same as that of Italy. […] The claim is sometimes found that “In the Vatican State, there is an equal age of consent set at 12 years of age”, but this is not correct. The misunderstanding derives from the fact that, as noted above, Vatican Law follows Italian law. In 1929, when the Lateran Treaty was signed, the age of consent in Italy was 12, and so the same was true then in Vatican City. However, since that time the Italian law has been changed, and so the laws of Vatican City […] changed automatically with them. Since there has been no change in the Italian age of consent since January 1, 2009, the two remain identical with no further review by the Vatican.”

  2. Pie and Mash Films are aware of this Duncan, and now both are set at 14yrs. However the questions must be asked ‘Why is there any need for an age of consent in the Vatican City at all? The only people who inhabit the Vatican are clergymen who are meant to be under a vow of celibacy – And the Alter boys!

    • You are aware that bill and his camera woman were shot dead in New York in 2008 just months after his sister Dianne (who financed the documentary ‘Sun, Sea and Satan’) was found dead in her home (unexplained death to date), right?

  3. In Australia they have targeted the Western Suburbs for the crime, The NSW government has disabled local councils and the voice of the residents, Parramatta council has put signs up stating the Government is responsible for condensing 8, 10 storey buildings in the area of Telopea for public housing and low income earners, Since half of the buildings completion (2 months) 1 shooting ,2 stabbings, home invasion murder where on the prime time news.The Parramatta court house has days allocated for various crimes, with my own eyes I saw a Magistrate brag to a solicitor about how much work she has as she laughed during proceedings , If you look up the local jewish Gazet they brag how they direct the NSW government and just had the NSW premier cancel any and all public housing developments anywhere near the KuRingi St.Ives catchment which is mainly a Jewish community where the childrens school there is Massad college

    • Romeo and Juliet? as in the tragedy written early in the career of William Shakespeare about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families – the Monagues and the Capulets? That Romeo and Juliet? Did you ever meet them? Is there an older character in that FICTIONAL STORY that is at any time portrayed fucking either of these two characters – Romeo or Juliet? I would venture there is not. So why do you and others feel the need to bring them up in relation to this subject? That really puzzles me.

      I don’t know what happened to Hollie Greig any more than [hopefully] you do. Are you man enough to admit that? and explain why you feel the need to link to unsubstantiated claims about this case here?

      • We know that Hollie’s mother Anne has been caught lying time and time again – the official documentation and witness testimony is there for all to see – she has made no rebuttals but more importantly she has made no apologies to the spiteful, hateful and dishonest campaign she has instigated. The world’s worst researcher, Mr Robert “Gormless” Green has also kept a low profile since the truth came out. That man owes a lot of people his sincerest apologies for the lies he has spread on Anne’s behalf.
        Also, there is an old proverb which states that “you can tell a lot about a person by the company they keep” Well Anne is being guided (and used as a money cow) by that big fraudster known as Belinda McKenzie – A woman who stole millions from the world’s poorest children and is probably a agent provocateur.

        My final comment about Romeo and Juliet was just an aside – clever of you to concentrate on that and ignore what my reply was really about. Bill Maloney certainly seems genuine but the man is totally misinformed and lacking in basic research skills – and his haranguing style may look good to the gallery but it will help no one.

    • Disgusting apologist for paedophilia. You like to a facebook group and a private website as a source?? Disgraceful. Plus why bring up fictional underage sex at all as a justification for paedophilia…Even dispassionate readers would seriously question your motives and whether you secretly harbour these ill feelings yourself. False accusations are always damaging, however, given the lamentable prosecution rate for paedophilia in the country I would suggest any further victimisation of the the alleged victim is unhelpful and frankly disgraceful. Shame be upon you.

  4. Unless Maloney shuts his fat money grabbing mouth nobody will listen to him as he is just a load mouthed prawn with an axe to grind in his own case. He has nothing what so ever to do with Medomsley or the victims or that of young Adam Rickwood and is simply using them to further his own personal campaign and vendetta against anything in authority whilst hopefully making a pile of cash along the way.

    The Documentary was more a reflection of risible gutter pretend press which he attempts to put across by swearing and demonizing anyone who disagrees with him.

    This is all these victims are worth to a plonker like him.

    • @patricia randall. we all have our crosses to bear, no need to make more for people especially your aggressive stance from the safety blanket of cyber limbo. God bless, Maloney. Regardless whether someone has a personal involvement in a crime scene or not, the fact someone sees injustice and paves a way to fight back is commendable regardless of their status. In the case of any innocent child dead or alive I pray and fight for a world where all of us have to make that personal. God help you.

      Please could you elaborate what validates and defines ‘real’ press? your comments seemingly reveal far more about you than you see when you look in the mirror Patricia

    • According to the info under the Medomsley film on YouTube and on the Pienmash Film website (, this film was one where victims approached him rather than the other way round. At least he put it up for free on YouTube. He could have kept it on DVD and demanded payment. According to the Pienmash Film site, the film instigated a report in The Guardian.


  5. Cyril Smith, freemason paedophile. Jimmy Savile, freemason paedophile. Both repeatedly reported to the police who are also freemasons and did nothing. North Wales and Jersey masonic paedophile rings covered up.

  6. Bill needs to think a bit before letting his mouth explode. While I can see where he’s coming from, I can see where he’s going wrong. Shouting & Balling at the powerful, never works. It’s all about, rusing them to your way of thinking & holding the cards, close to your chest. That’s the way they do it. So, you must keep a clear head & get them, by using their tactics.

    • In the main these people are only powerful because we elect some of them. That is easy to sort. I have an open mind on Maloney but if he is lying or making things up then why has nobody sued him or have they?
      He is angry and I think needs help to resolve that but maybe this is his way of doing it. That said if even a small part of what he has put onto social media is true it is an abomination!

  7. What absolute nonsense that this man talks and writes. The saddest part is there is credibility in some of the lines of argument. There is rising child poverty, victims of abuse and corruption on a socio-political scale. There are plenty of structural causes of this inequality on a national and global scale. However, what is not true…
    Social workers never remove children on a whim. We protect the children we work with from significant harm to the best of our ability. The government despite being corrupt does not indorse abuse of children. We work everyday as social workers to support families we work with and we do some great work with what we have.

  8. It would be easier to understand where Bill was coming from and why he has chosen to investigate institutional child abuse if he did a film about himself and his own family.

  9. Maloney. The pied piper leading us out of misery into an even greater misery. I want understanding and rational confrontation to bring these people down, not some thug screaming “nonse” at the top of his voice. I feel just as frightened of mr malony as I do of my abusers.

  10. Thankyou bill on behalf of all the voiceless people of the nortwest of england you have no idea how great if feels for one of our own to stand and shout with complete passion and conviction undeterred by the gobshites that laugh off these vile crimes towards our children. Evil courses the veins of he so called gentry of this country and me for one and thousands like me are proud of bill and the pie and mash film company.

  11. i my self was a care child, And what bill is doing is the most important thing regarding child abuse and i for one will support anybody who brings to light the absurd behavior of these predators and there evil abuse of power, And if indeed this dose go to the top of our hierarchy then it needs to be told and they need to be arrested and made accountable for there actions
    bless you bill

  12. Farage does not claim any expences, this was just made up by the very people you and a lot of others believe to be guilty of dreadfull crimes, attacking innocent people with claims that are not even possible helps who exactly. This would be one of very few who would be on the victims side and the only politition who stands up to the cartel of corrupt politions.

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