Select Committee on BBC Charter Review Written Evidence

Memorandum by A McCaughtrie

    —    Do different faiths (including no faith beliefs) figure sufficiently in BBC programmes and services?

    —    How should faiths be represented in BBC programmes, services and governance?

  My evidence to the above questions:

  No, I believe that non-believers do not get sufficient exposure on the BBC. The glaringly obvious one is Thought for the Day on Radio 4. How can this be purely a religious segment? It should include non-religious philosophy in proportion to the number of believers to non-believers. If not, then have two separate segments where the distinction is clear.

  All faiths, including those who have faith that there is NO god should be represented without bias. However, preaching should not be allowed.

1 September 2005

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