Religious coverage on BBC Radio 4

Mike Magee made this Freedom of Information request to British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

Every Sunday, BBC Radio 4 seems to fill the airwaves with religious broadcasts, mostly of the Christian persuasion. I would like to ask the BBC why it feels the need to do this, specifically as this country is increasingly secularist and hardly anyone goes to the church on Sunday, if they even believe in the church.

Is this a function of the BBC charter?

And what's the justification for doing thought for the day on BBC Radio 4 Today every weekday without including atheistic and agnostic ideas?

Thirdly, who picks the clergy to deliver thought for the day?

Yours faithfully,

Mike Magee

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