One (and as far as I know, only one) current or former Lib Dem/SDP/Liberal MP has presented a 45 minute ITV programme about venereal disease.
Can you guess who it is?
(Answer after the jump.)
Jo Grimond, during his time as party leader.
The show was called The Shadow of Ignorance and aired in April 1960. The Catholic Herald was not impressed: “Venereal disease is the result of promiscuity, and since the programme was dealing with human beings. not animals, the moral issue should have been discussed, but never was … In duty bound I sat the programme out, and when it ended opened the windows wide.”
This fact does not feature in my podcast about Jo Grimond.