Update: BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day

Update: BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day

The BBC does not allow humanist or other non-religious reflections on Radio 4’s Thought for the Day and is committed to keeping the slot religious.

Update: Humanist ‘Thought for the Afternoon’ on Radio 4 !

The BHA has long campaigned for the inclusion of non-religious contributors in the ‘Thought for the Day’ slot in Radio 4’s Today programme. In December Gavin Orland set up a Pledgebank page where people could pledge to email the BBC and urge them to open up the Thought for the Day slot to humanist contributors. Now Atheist Bus Campaign creator Ariane Sherine gave the first humanist ‘Thought for the Afternoon’ – on Radio 4’s iPM programme on 10/01/09.


In July 2009, Mark Damazer, Controller of BBC Radio 4, said that the BBC Trust is considering the inclusion of humanist contributors as well as religious ones on the Radio 4 programme ‘Thought for the Day’.

TAKE ACTION! Click here to email the BBC Trust and add your support to our campaign!

Contact the Today programme on today@bbc.co.uk and make the case for non-religious thinkers to be included!

Please copy your email, and any responses, to the BHA campaigns team.

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