Fantastic interview with Simon Amstell. He brought up the reasonable point that the BBC seem to have segregated youth radio into Radio 1 (white) and Radio 1 Xtra (everyone else). The producer had an on-air flap – “I don’t think that’s the right thing to say” – and then the BBC censored the interview by removing it from the iPlayer playback edit.
Obviously the last thing anyone should be doing in the week Nelson Mandela died is challenging their thinking about race or examining the status quo.
Shame on the BBC and the producers of the Radio 1 breakfast show.