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Russell Brand: 'Anti-BBC bias' caused Sachs row

21 July 2013 Last updated at 13:07 BST

A bias against the BBC was the reason for the controversy over lewd answerphone messages left for Andrew Sachs, Russell Brand has said.

Brand and fellow presenter Jonathan Ross caused a storm in 2008 when they broadcast the messages they had left for the veteran actor.

Russell Brand told BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs the incident was exploited by elements of the media seeking to "attack and diminish the BBC".