Parliament told BBC provides adequate Christian programming: The Church of England Newspaper, January 31, 2014 February 17, 2014Posted by geoconger in Church of England, Church of England Newspaper.
Tags: BBC, Christian Broadcasting, Second Church Estates Commissioner
The Second Church Estates Commissioner has assured Parliament there is an adequate amount of Christian programming on radio and television.
During Oral Answers to Questions of the Church Commissioners on 9 January, the member for Strangford, Jim Shannon (DUP) asked Sir Tony Baldry “what discussions has the Commissioner had with media outlets such as TV and radio with regard to Christian programming? Does he agree that it is important to retain a level of programming that reflects the Christian status of this nation? What can be done to promote such programming?”
Sir Tony stated he did not believe there was a problem as if one looked, one could find religious programmes.
“To be honest, I do not think that Christians do too badly. If one gets up early enough, one can find a perfectly good programme between 7 and 8 o’clock on BBC Radio 4 every Sunday. I do not think we can feel that we are in some way discriminated against by the broadcasters.”