Church worried about BBC’s religious content

February 11, 2010

The Church of England is worried about the BBC’s lack of coverage of religious programmes.

In fact, according to some members of the synod, even Songs of Praise has been marginalised by being placed on the edges of the TV schedules.

According to the BBC, its religious output is currently standing at around 168 hours per year, which is in fact an increase from the 155 annual hours recorded in 2004 and 2005.

The BBC’s programme plans for the Easter period offer two main events, the blessing in Rome from Pope Benedict XVI and the Easter service from Winchester Cathedral.

Research carried out by the National Secular Society (NSS) shows that religious programming is not popular or valued by the viewers.


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