The BBC are under pressure to adapt Thought for the Day

BBC rethink ‘Thought for the Day’ religious message

BBC rethink ‘Thought for the Day’ religious message

By staff

The BBC is rethinking whether Radio 4’s famous ‘Thought for the Day’ should remain an entirely religious affair.

Currently, only religious figures appear on the station during the Today programme, to give a spiritually themed message.

But the slot has long drawn the ire of atheists and humanists, who believe a renewed format would better reflect contemporary Britain.

Responding to listener complaints on Radio 4’s Feedback programme, Radio 4 controller Mark Damazer said the religious nature of the slot was a “finely balanced argument”.

He added: “You should know the BBC Trust. is currently considering this question, and they will come to some kind of conclusion later on this year.”