BBC Radio 1 to play clip of ‘Ding Dong’ song

BBC Radio 1 to play clip of ‘Ding Dong’ song
Updated on Friday 12 April 2013 by @TVNewsroom

The BBC has said that the ‘Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead’ song, which is likely to enter the top ten on Sunday, will NOT be played on Radio 1’s chart show.

However, a short clip of the song will feature in a news package, explaining why the song is in the chart.

“The BBC finds this campaign distasteful but does not believe the record should be banned,” said the corporation.

“On Sunday, the Radio 1 Chart Show will contain a news item explaining why the song is in the charts during which a short clip will be played as it has been in some of our news programmes.”

Further to this statement, the BBC News Channel says the clip will be up to 5 seconds long.

The chart show airs on Sunday’s at 4pm.

Vote 2020 – BBC News U.S. Election Promo

BBC News presenter Carrie Gracie has announced she’s quit the broadcaster after 33 years. Following Tuesday’s broadcast of Afternoon Live, Carrie tweeted: “#BBC my last day on air. After 33 years, time to do something new. “Proud of a few... Read more

The BBC’s Assistant Political Editor Norman Smith will leave the corporation today. “Folks… that’s it from me. Thanks for putting up with me over the years. Its been an absolute privilege . I’m off now for some longer, much longer... Read more

BBC journalists Owain Wyn Evans and Steve Rosenberg play the iconic Match of the Day theme on their drums and piano ahead of tonight’s Premier League re-start.

The Papers – BBC News Promo 2020