BBC tries to book interview with Bob Marley, who is dead

And they say bloggers have no cred.

A red-faced BBC apologised for requesting an interview with Bob Marley, the Jamaican reggae legend who died 24 years ago. BBC Three, one of the public broadcaster's digital TV channels, sent an e-mail to the Bob Marley Foundation saying it wanted to do a documentary about his hit song "No Woman No Cry". It said the project would involve Marley — who died of cancer in May 1981 at the age of 36 — "spending one or two days with us", and that "it would only work with some participation from Bob Marley himself".

Link, apparently *not* an April Fools' gag.