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BBC presenters want rid of Thought for the Day

In an interview with the Daily Telegraph at the end of October, marking 60 years of the Today programme on Radio 4, John Humphrys said that the three-minute Thought for the Day was ‘deeply, deeply boring’ and irrelevant in a country now with few practising Christians.


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John Humphrys | photo: BBC

Both Humphrys and Justin Webb said they were tired of hearing the message that ‘Jesus was really nice’. Webb said that the message always seems to be ‘let’s be nicer to each other’, but that actually many religious people (not just Christians) ‘don’t want to be nice to each other…it really annoys me.’