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Auntie Beeb and Religion

Jean Seaton explores how the BBC has tried to accommodate, explain and negotiate religious beliefs. From April 2007.

Jean Seaton explores how the BBC has faced the task of trying to accommodate, explain and negotiate religious beliefs.

From director general Lord Reith's reading of Blake's poem Jerusalem on the day the General Strike ended in 1926 to the controversy surrounding the decision to screen Jerry Springer: The Opera, the British Broadcasting Corporation has always had to tread carefully with regard to the nation's religious sensitivities.

Producer: Bob Dickinson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2007,

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