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Harry Potter is dead

This could possibly qualify as blooper of the year. The Nobel Prize laureate Harold Pinter died on Christmas Day, but when Swedish Radio (SR) reported about it, Pinter turned into Harry Potter.

“The British writer and dramatist Harry Potter is dead, it was announced today. Potter received the Nobel Prize in literature in 2005. He wrote about 30 plays and more than 20 screenplays. He was 78 years old.”

Listen to the news item during the 00.00 broadcast, Dec 26 (at the very bottom of the page). Download in mp3 format also available. The piece about Pinter/Potter starts at 1.26 minutes.

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