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BBC canteen (and its patrons) mocked by satirical Twitter feed


By John Glenday, Reporter

February 13, 2012 | 1 min read

The BBC Television Centre canteen, butt of jokes as to the suspect quality of its fare, has become the latest subject of a mystery Twitter feed.

An anonymous yet remarkably well informed fly on the wall has been regaling tweeters with a spate of anecdotes and observations from the staff canteen under the pseudonym – “The Killing Station”.

Posing as the canteen manager the author tweeted of the BBCs economics correspondent Stephanie Flanders: “She had 30 bags of lapsang souchong in her knickers and only wanted to pay for a hot water. Talent! think they can get away with anything.”

Flanders colleague, Robert Peston, has similarly been caricatured as economically illiterate with quips such as: “Had that Peston in here the other day. Short-changed him. He didn't notice.”

The BBCs Royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell came in for similarly abrupt treatment with a tweet saying: “I'm not saying Nicholas Witchell is small but he just walked out of here carrying his cheese and onion crisps like a sack of coal.”


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