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Petitioning BBC

Save the CBeebies TV channel!

The BBC are considering axing the CBeebies channel as a cost saving measure. CBeebies plays a significant role in the lives of most patents with little ones, providing both education and entertainment, and affords parents time to do something else (cooking dinner for example!) while their little one is relaxing watching CBeebies. Please sign this petition so the BBC know the value of this channel, and #savecbeebies

Carl knightly
132,054 supporters
Petitioning Theresa May, BBC, David Abraham, Adam Crozier

We deserve a debate - What's May scared of?

When Theresa May called a snap General Election she said: "Let us tomorrow vote for an election, let us put forward our plans for Brexit and our alternative programmes for government and then let the people decide." Within hours of her announcement Downing Street confirmed Theresa May would not appear in any head-to-head televised debates during the election campaign. We believe the UK public deserves better and that party leader’s plans should be put under serious scrutiny. We demand a televised debate between Theresa May and the leaders of the UK's main opposition parties. If Theresa May refuses, the BBC, Channel 4 or ITV should host a debate with an empty chair for the Prime Minister. As an A-level politics teacher, I always impress on my students the importance of open debate in any democracy. It's time Theresa May got that message too. Please sign and share this petition with the hashtag #WeDeserveADebate

Michael Walker
121,961 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Animal Planet, Snoop dogg, Discovery Communications, BBC

Get Snoop Dogg to Narrate Whole Season of Planet Earth

Snoop Dogg has narrated some Planet Earth in the past but yo we need him to narrate full episodes. Sign the petition if you agree

Kelly Ooton
65,126 supporters
Victory
Petitioning UK Electoral commission, The Sun, European Parliament, UK Parliament, BBC

General Election Fraud 2017

It has come to my attention that apart from the normal abuse of our postal voting system, during the General Election 2017 large numbers of students voted twice - once in their university constituency and once in their home constituency. This is indeed allowed at local election level but is subject to a fine of 5000 GBP at general election level. The UK led the world with its democracy, we were a shining beacon for others to follow. Let's not make British Democracy a laughing stock for the world. We the undersigned demand a full investigation be carried out and if electoral fraud on a large scale is found we demand swift action be taken.        

rhys james
40,332 supporters
Victory
Petitioning The British Broadcasting Corporation

Reverse the BBC's decision to cancel Ripper Street

As TV licence holders, taxpayers and Ripper Street fans, we object to the BBC's rash programming decision to cancel quality drama Ripper Street because it was not "successful" in the ratings against mindless reality show I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here.  The purpose of a public broadcaster is to produce content that is in the public interest and not swayed by commerical pressures such as ratings. It is appalling that British culture is being determined by brainless celebrity reality shows. This cannot go on and we demand that the BBC uses our licence payments to produce and show us teleivison that we deserve to watch and will educate us and make our lives greater not dumb us down. We remind the BBC that at a time when it is celebrating the 50 years success of Doctor Who that programmes need time to grow and find an audience. Had the BBC cancelled Doctor Who in 1963 after its initial ratings failure, we wouldn't be celebrating its 50th anniversary.  We call on the BBC to accept it has made a mistake and reverse its decision to axe Ripper Street and commence production on a third season immediately.

David Saunderson
40,137 supporters
Petitioning BBC, Theresa May MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Sadiq Khan, David Cameron MP, Nick Clegg MP

To stop the airing of the bbc 2 tv programme THE HOUSEWIVES OF ISIS

THE BBC ARE GOING TO AIR A PROGRAMME TITLED HOUSEWIVES OF ISIS ON TUESDAY 10th January 2017 on BBC 2  IT SHOWS WOMEN IN FULL ISLAMIC WEAR AND This is a mockery of the muslim woman and insults those whom are held the highest in Islam ..   Does much need to be said of u have seen the clip  THIS COULD cause people in the street to throw jokes at covering women whom are nothing like this programme shows and could cause various future issues within our communities ..  It also pairs our beautiful religion with bombs and guns. This is an act of terrorism against Muslim women .. Showing them in this light is not safe.  PLEASE ACT NOW AND GET THIS PROGRAM WITHDRAWN FOR THE WOMEN IN ISLAM THAT ARE HERE IN UK  FATHERS MOTHERS SISTERS BROTHERS AUNTIES UNCLES COUSINS WIVES ETC ETC 

Emma Bird
38,931 supporters
Petitioning BBC

Break the silence of Stillbirth

My baby died and if that isn't hard enough, I'm also ostracised by society, professionals, friends and family. This isn't their fault, this is due to the fact that there is no understanding or awareness about how to deal with stillbirth in society -in the year 2016! Stillbirth awareness is 30 years behind cancer awareness and we have some serious catching up to do. This film that raises awareness about stillbirth, was refused to be screened by the BBC as it was deemed 'too upsetting'. It is currently being screened in Cinemas all over the UK. Some Cinemas have refused to air it as -'who wants to see that?'. Try living and breathing it every second of everyday, choose not to dip your toe into living in my shoes and countless others by ignoring this. But this will continue to happen, to thousands of families until change happens . I'm not asking for your sympathy, just empathy and if you can't offer that, then at least sign the petition to make a difference, raise awareness and understanding . If you want to support through twitter RT @StillLovedDoc #babylossdebate #stillbirthbreakthesilence #screenthedocumentary @BigBuddhaFilms @bbc

Lisa Wilson for Big Buddha Films
38,311 supporters
Petitioning BBC

Save the Great British Sewing Bee

The Radio Times recently reported that the BBC have yet to recommission the Great British Sewing Bee and that the show seems to be facing the axe. Those signing and sharing this petition wish to convince the BBC that this brilliant show should be recommissioned. In fact in light of recent gloomy events (Brexit, Trump, RIP Victoria Wood et al, and the Bake Off going to Channel 4) the Sewing Bee is just the kind of thing they should and need to continue making! Not only is the Great British Sewing Bee a model of the Reithian philosophy - informing, entertaining and educating, but it demonstrates the benefits of mindful making and creativity, and challenges sexism (the gentle art of needlework is incredibly tough, plus men can do it too). It is the perfect antidote to the current climate of uncertainty.  This programme is an oasis of calm embroidered with double-entendre (courtesy of the marvellous Ms.Winkleman) and needs to be recommissioned. Please BBC don't let the Sewing Bee unravel like the Bake Off, Britain needs you to save the Sewing Bee.  #savetheGBSB   

Sarah Dean
32,236 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Newsnight

.@BBCNewsnight: I deserve an apology

I was approached by the BBC to be interviewed on Newsnight to talk about what it's like being a working mum struggling to pay rent and housing costs. Of course I was happy to do it, being a working mum is something I’m proud of. It hasn't always been plain sailing. But I did not expect to be personally scrutinised, have judgements made about my choices and asked why I chose to have my child - a beautiful, sociable and happy three year old girl. I have done my best for her and wanted to bring her up independently. But the BBC has humiliated me and I want them to apologise for portraying me and my family in this way. Please sign my petition to ask for an apology from Newsnight. 

Shanene Thorpe
27,408 supporters
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Petitioning BBC

Get Tony Blackburn Back On The BBC

DJ Tony Blackburn has been sacked by the BBC after almost 49 years service, in light of an allegation from 1971 that he has not been arrested for, or even questioned about. Further to this, the BBC are now claiming that this is also related to evidence he provided to the Savile enquiry, that was rejected. That his version of events did not match the BBC's.The BBC should be ashamed at their treatment of a loyal employee, who they are convicting without the aid of a jury. Please sign this petition to support Tony Blackburn.

Julie Ann Mulvey
25,277 supporters
BBC: Please stop your partnership with biased NTV News in Turkey

“The BBC is committed to fair, balanced and impartial coverage of events around the world. “The BBC has complete editorial independence over its programmes broadcast by NTV in Turkey. Following the start of protests in Turkey last week the BBC sought and received assurances from NTV that BBC programming would continue to be broadcast in full and without interference. “NTV has apologised to its staff and viewers for not covering the protests in their early days and has reaffirmed its commitment to international standards of journalism, both to its viewers and to the BBC. NTV is now reporting all aspects of the protests in Turkey in its news coverage. “At a time of considerable international concern about the situation in Turkey the BBC’s impartial service to audiences is vital. BBC coverage will continue to report a wide range of voices and viewpoints in our reporting of events in Turkey and worldwide. BBC news coverage is available on a range of platforms, including the website bbcturkce.com, and the BBC engages with Turkish audiences on Facebook, and Twitter.”

4 years ago