Select Committee on BBC Charter Review Written Evidence

Memorandum by S Whitfield

My concern about the BBC's output relates to religious broadcasting. There is far too much of it, especially on Radio 4. Conversely, there is little programming for those of us who have worked out a life stance free of religious belief (ie up to 20 per cent of the population, compared with, say, the 3 per cent who are Muslims). There is also too much deference given to religion on the BBC—it should be subject to more criticism—not abuse, but intellectual challenging of its notions.

Also, please, please get rid of TFTD, unless you give the non-religious equal time.

16 August 2005

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