Tuesday, December 27, 2016


Will Wyatt, former BBC tv executive, has some advice for his old chum, BBC DG Lord Hall, as the Good Lord and Jimmy Purnell contemplate Auntie's religious output. He's written to The Thunderer on the topic of Arun Arora's complaint about the same-ness of current programming.

Sir, I have no doubt that BBC religious programmes could be improved as the Rev Arun Arora urges. However, it is not the job of the BBC to “boost spiritual and religious engagement”, as he puts it — that is the Rev Arora’s job. 

The daily proselytising slot of Thought for the Day is an aberration whose time should be up. 

Will Wyatt

A piece of advice I guarantee Lord Hall won't touch.

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