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ASA says ‘nyet’ to Radio Times’ Russian Brides

Ah, the perils of the internet and online ad exchanges.

The Radio Times, which once used to be full of BBC programme details and uplifting stories about stars like Rolf Harris, has been caught out by the ever-vigilant Advertising Standards Authority for running an ad for a dodgy-sounding outfit called Russian Brides.

These, it would appear, are not sensible matrons looking for a spot of companionship but rather racier models who don’t seem to have marriage on their minds. Here’s a selection.
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Publisher Immediate Media (the Beeb flogged off the Radio Times decades ago) says it was unaware of the content as the ad was served directly on to its site.

Much better if people decide these things…

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