Search for Aliens nixed by the BBC Bureaucracy

Brian Cox wollte live im TV nach Signalen von Aliens auf einem neu entdeckten Planeten suchen. Das wurde ihm von der BBC untersagt, wegen „regulations and health and safety and everything“. Ah, Bürokraten! Auch 'ne Kunstform für sich. Gemacht hat er's dann übrigens trotzdem.

"The BBC actually said, 'But you can't do that because we need to go through the regulations and health and safety and everything in case we discover a signal from an alien civilisation'.

"You mean we would discover the first hint that there is other intelligent life in the universe beyond Earth, live on air, and you're worried about the health and safety of it?

"It was incredible. They did have guidelines. Compliance."

Brian Cox's search for alien life 'nixed by BBC health and safety tsars'