HC Deb 30 November 1960 vol 631 cc48-9W
44. Mr. Pentland

asked the Postmaster-General whether he will require the British Broadcasting Corporation to refrain from broadcasting programmes containing inaccurate accounts of methods of work in British coalmines, or of trade union procedure at collieries, such as were portrayed in the British Broadcasting Corporation's television film, "Pay Day", on 16th October, 1960; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Bevins

Programme content is a matter for the B.B.C. My understanding is that this purely fictional work made no pretence to be a documentary exposition of coal mining practices, but was a piece of dramatic entertainment.