Cuts to archive repeats

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

It has come to my attention that recent archive repeats on BBC Radio 4 Extra are being cut, with edits made to the original broadcast editions. This has resulted in potentially "offensive" material being removed from comedy programmes including Hancock's Half Hour, Much Binding in the Marsh, Round the Horne and I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again. I would like a list of all the radio programmes which have been cut when repeated since 2018, with details of the edits to the programmes which have been made, and the reasons for these edits.

Yours faithfully,

Mr T Morgan

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mr T Morgan,


Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. Your request was received on 30 June 2021.


We will deal with your request as promptly as possible, and at the latest
within 20 working days. If you have any queries about your request, please
contact us at the address below.


The reference number for your request is RFI20211089.


Kind regards,



Information Rights


BBC Freedom of Information

BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre

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London W12 7TP



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Dear Mr T Morgan,


Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI2021-1089.


Yours sincerely,


BBC Information Rights

Room BC2 A4

Broadcast Centre

White City


W12 7TS



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