November 19, 2009
If you have concerns about a programme on television or radio, you can make a complaint. Ofcom is the organisation which regulates the industry. They have a Broadcasting Code which broadcasters must follow.
Ofcom does not watch or listen to programmes before they are broadcast. If you would like to complain about a programme that has yet to be broadcast, you should contact the broadcaster directly.
If the programme has been broadcast and you have concerns about it then you may make a complaint.
Ofcom can consider complaints about programmes transmitted by all broadcasters licensed in the UK as well as the BBC and S4C.
However, they cannot consider complaints about accuracy in BBC TV and radio news or complaints about impartiality in BBC TV and radio programmes. These complaints have to be dealt with by the BBC.
Click here to complain to Ofcom
Click here to complain to the BBC