It's been seven months since Stephen "Birdshit" Green's Christian Voice lost its blasphemy case against the BBC for its screening of Jerry Springer: the Opera in 2005. But now the BBC is claiming its pound of flesh.
The BBC's director general, Mark Thompson, and the show's producer, Jonathan Thoday, were awarded £90,000 in costs. But Green is unable to pay, and is facing bankruptcy.
"They are demanding their pound of flesh," Green says. "There's no commercial sense in pursuing someone worth a fraction of the money owed, so I can think of nothing but spite driving them on. Thompson earns 20 times what I'm worth in a year."
The BBC has now served a statutory demand for the money, which is likely to bring Green to the bankruptcy courts.
"Whatever happens is in the hands of the Lord," Green philosophises.