Via The Guardian
Viewers voice concern that repeat of Mrs Brown’s Boys was cut short and bulletin did not devote enough time to severe storms
The BBC News director has defended the corporation’s coverage ofNelson Mandela‘s death, after 850 viewers complained that it had devoted too much airtime to the former South African president and not enough to the storms that lashed Britain’s eastern coast.
James Harding apologised to anyone who thought the corporation did not do enough about the weather on its BBC1 10pm bulletin on Thursday night but said Mandela was a man of “singular significance” and the “most significant statesman of the last 100 years”.
The BBC received about 850 complaints about the extent of its Mandela coverage, including its decision on Thursday evening to interrupt a repeat of sitcom Mrs Brown’s Boys on BBC1 to bring viewers news of his death.
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