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RE: BBC's Thought for the Day 
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Post RE: BBC's Thought for the Day
Hello all,
Thought you may be interested in knowing I wrote to the BBC to ask how you get on "Thought for the Day". I don't think they were interested but if you would like to see the letter and the reply, I am posting them below. (I am altering the email addys etc for safety.) Oh well it was worth a try! All the best, Rev Stephen.

Subject: TFTD
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 12:01:14 +0100
From: rosemary.g****@bbc.co.uk
To: reverendstephen*******

Dear Mr Roehead

Thank you for your email enquiring about Thought for the Day.

The programme is produced using a pool of regular contributors from the major faiths, who undergo a rigorous selection process and whose brief is to reflect from a religious perspective on a current news story. The scripts are written the day before broadcast and the subject matter is chosen at that time.

However at present we are not seeking new contributors but we thank you for your interest.

Yours sincerely

Rosemary G****y
BBC Religion & Ethics

From: Reverend Stephen [mailto:reverendstephen*******]
Sent: 03 August 2009 11:02
To: Religion Internet Mail
Subject: TFTD

Dear Sirs,
I am writing to ask about contributing to the "Thought for the day" program. How do I go about doing this? Our church is a obscure one in the UK (it was formed in the US) but we take our faith very seriously and I know we could give a message that would be an uplifting start to the day. We are a multi faith church, believing that God gave us his message in many forms so we may better understand him and our own diversity.
I hope to hear from you soon and thank you for your time.
God bless you,
Reverend Stephen


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Sounds about right for the BBC. Others have tried and they have never wanted to speak about us. We need to get bigger for them to take notice.


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Sounds like if you had been accepted you would not have had much say in the scripting either!!!

It was still worth a try

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It is always worth a try. Sometimes when one knocks long enough the door opens.


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Me and Paul tried it once .. got absolutly nowhere ..

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I remember! We had such high hopes and in the end they treated us like some wierd cult!

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If we had been a weird cult I expect they would have done a documentary on us. Maybe we are not weird enough. Any Ideas how we can improve that? :lol:


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I'm not weird, I'm special!

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me too. I got ten arms, eight legs and five eyes, and let me tell you, living near a nuclear power station is very safe. :lol:


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:lol: :lol: :lol:

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