BBC Dismisses Springer Opera Complaints

“The BBC board of governors has rejected thousands of complaints made over the showing of Jerry Springer – The Opera. The corporation received around 55,000 complaints prior to the screening of the hit West End show, in January, and 8,000 after it had been broadcast. But the governors’ Programme Complaints committee voted by a 4-1 majority not to uphold the complaints. They said the programme’s artistic significance outweighed any offence which might have been caused.”