The World Tonight, Radio 4, 23 May 2017: Finding by the Executive Complaints Unit

Complaint
In an item which focused on resilience in Manchester in the aftermath of the Manchester Arena bombing, the presenter cited “Jewish riots in the 1940s” as an instance of friction between communities in Manchester.  A listener complained that this was a misleading characterisation of the events in question.

Outcome
The presenter had in mind the events of August 1947 in Manchester, which (as she had intended to say) were anti-Jewish disturbances.
Upheld

Further action
While this was a slip of the tongue, the Editor has reminded the team of the need for precision on matters of historical importance.