It’s interesting to read some of the comments to this story in the Media Guardian:
‘what’s wrong in being middle class?.’
‘It’s not just middle-class, it’s depressingly worthy, self-righteous and often pompous… it’s the Daily Mail without the latent hatred.’
(Interesting theoretical concept)
‘Radio exposes the lack of diversity in class.’
‘I think that people seem to be mistaking class for education.’
(Ouch…no snobbery there then )
Changing the culture of radio 4 might turn out to be an almost impossible task akin to trying to post a cow through a letterbox. People hate change and Radio 4 listeners probably even more so. I might be wrong but the idea of scrapping 5 Live and integrating it into Radio 4 might have to be put on the shelf for a little longer.