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BBC’s Mark Thompson Apologises For Editing Jonathan King From Top Of The Pops

by | 18th, October 2011

THE BBC has seen the light. The Director-General Mark Thompson apologised to Jonathan King for the broadcaster’s editing him out of a BBC Four show called Top of the Pops.

Thompson writes:

Dear Jonathan

Thank you for your email. Please accept my apologies for the delay in

I am sorry to hear that you were unhappy that your performance was
edited out of an episode of Top of the Pops recently repeated on BBC
Four. The BBC’s complaints process begins with a response from the
relevant programme makers and I therefore asked my colleagues in BBC
Four to address this matter. Their response is as follows:

“We are sorry that Mr King’s appearance was edited out of this
particular programme. We accept that this should not have happened and
we would like to apologise for any upset this caused.

We can assure Mr King that there is no policy in place requiring any of
his appearances, or those of any one else, to be removed from repeats we
show on the channel. We can also assure Mr King that his performance
will not be edited out of any future repeat of this particular episode
of Top of the Pops.”

I hope this response is helpful, but please come back to me if there are
any further points you wish to raise and I will ensure that these are
dealt with in accordance with our complaints process. I want to join
BBC Four in apologising for this incorrect decision.

Best wishes

Mark Thompson
Director General


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