Sunday 22 February 2009

Radio 4's "Thought for the Day" complaint

Several weeks ago I complained to the Controller of Radio 4, Mark Damazer about lack of balance in the TftD slot on the Today programme. His reply  was  unsatisfactory and I wrote again.  He then said he had nothing to add and suggested I complained to the BBC Trust which I duly did. 

I have now heard from the BBC Trust  who say they have referred my complaint to the Director of Audio & Music for the 2nd stage response of a 3 stage complaints process, only the last stage of which can be the appeal to the BBC Trust. So it seems that Mark Damazer is not well informed.