Letter from RJ Giles
The questions asked of the House of Lords Select
Committee on the BBC Charter Review seem to me biased in themselves.
"Do different faiths (including no faith beliefs) figure
sufficiently in BBC programmes and services?" Surely a better
phrasing would be, "Should different faiths figure in BBC
programmes?" If the answer is "yes", how much?"
"How should faiths be represented in BBC programmes, services
As religion is a minority interest nowadayscheck
church attendance on normal Sundays, surely the BBC should take
this into account. Thought for the day for instance never
has a rationalist on it.
10 October 2005