Keith Allen fronts Saving Syria’s Children documentary crowdfunder

Actor and director Keith Allen is fronting a campaign to raise funds to make a documentary which will examine the 2013 BBC Panorama programme Saving Syria’s Children.

The crowdfunding platform is here.

The documentary will be made by Associated-Rediffusion, the production company of veteran British film, television and radio producer Victor Lewis-Smith.

Since 2013, I have compiled a wealth of evidence indicating that scenes in Saving Syria’s Children which purport to show the aftermath of an incendiary attack on an Aleppo playground were fabricated.

It has also been revealed that the BBC Panorama team was embedded with ISIS partner group Ahrar al-Sham and appears to have directly colluded with ISIS. I have given several public presentations on the topic.

In 2017 Victor Lewis-Smith challenged the BBC Panorama office over the issue. Failing to get satisfactory answers, Victor tore up a contract for a forthcoming comedy pilot with BBC Radio 4.

Update: The Huffington Post has run a piece critical of this campaign – see my response here: