The BBC Trust has dismissed a complaint about an episode of Bonekickers, a BBC One drama series about a team of archaeologists, that involved a fundamentalist Christian beheading a Muslim (as so often happens in real life, right?). The Trust has backed an earlier BBC ruling that there is “no reason why viewers would have been given the impression that the fanatics in the programme were evangelical Christians or that the programme gave an offensive portrayal of such people”.
We are deep into the realms of BBC bias and ignorance here. Only a BBC drama series would, to quote the complainant, “transfer the practice of terrorist beheadings from Islamist radicals to a fantasised group of fundamentalist Christians”. And only the staff of the Beeb, or perhaps the Guardian, would be so ignorant of Christianity as not to realise that nearly all fundamentalists are evangelicals of one sort or another (though most evangelicals are not fundamentalists).
Out of curiosity, do you still pay a tax on TV sets to support the BBC?