Evangelical radio behind complaint

A Christian radio station played a key role in promoting public opposition to the broadcast last weekend by the BBC of Jerry Springer: The Opera, which drew record complaints for swearing and alleged blasphemy.

Despite more than 50,000 people demanding the show be pulled, it was shown on Saturday. The corporation hit out at Premier Christian Radio, a registered charity, for publicising details of the BBC complaints department four times an hour last week.

The BBC denied reports that some senior staff were in hiding, but said threatening calls had been received after executives' home numbers were published on the Christian Voice website.

l Premier's complaint about posters for Channel 4 drama Shameless, with its Last Supper theme, was thrown out by the Advertising Standards Authority.

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