July 19, 2005

NEWS: BBC chief promises to mind his language (UK)

BBC chief promises to mind his language - By Hugh Davies - (Filed: 19/07/2005)

Michael Grade, the BBC chairman, renowned as one of the most liberal figures in broadcasting, said in an interview that "we should be at the cutting edge of innovation" but children would be protected.
Asked about "bad" language, he said that if it was defined as "just the F-word", audiences would not hear it before the 9pm watershed. "You would know about it, as there will be hell to pay."
Answering questions put by readers of the Radio Times, he added: "You have to protect the innocence of children."



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