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I listen to BBC Radio 4 most of the time. I have done for a good 30 years.

Over the past few months I have increasingly re-tuned to BBC Radio2 or Local.

I appreciate that life is not a bed of roses and people have problems with disability, sexuality, relationships, race, mental health, drug addiction, prison, etc. I used to find that perhaps giving airtime to these subject matters broadened the mind, yes enrichened even, and was all part of the BBC self styled mission to inform, educate, entertain.

Lately however, I find I am thinking more and more "I don't want to listen to this" and turn the dial.

BBC Radio 4 seems to be backing itself into a depressing corner.

I wonder what John Reith might think. What do you think?

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