Link to Review of BBC coverage of European Unionpage (external link) http://www.bbc.co.uk/info/policies/eu_report.shtml

28th January 2005 - Article - The Times - "BBC guilty of pro-Europe bias, its own inquiry finds"

Transcript - Today Programme with Gordon Brown

Transcript - Memo with transcript of Today Programme with

9th December 2004 - Letter from Christopher Gill, Freedom Association, to Michael Grade

12th November 2004 - Daily Telegraph p.10 - "Inquiry called into 'pro-Brussels bias' at BBC"

10th November 2004 - Letter to Michael Grade from Lord Pearson

5th November 2004 - Letter to Lord Pearson from Michael Grade

26th October 2004 - Letter to Michael Grade from Lord Pearson

30th September 2004 - Minutes of a Meeting with BBC News and News-related Editors to discuss their coverage of "Europe"

Minotaur Report - Survey of the coverage by BBC Radio 4 Today Programme of UKIP April 24 - June 17, 2004
including the elections to the European Parliament. By Minotaur Media Tracking

12 July 2004 - Letter to Michael Grade from Lord Pearson

7th July 2004 - Letter to Michael Grade from Lord Pearson with enclosures:

i
Transcript of BBC Radio 4, Today, with Tony Blair, 8th June. Extract
ii
Transcript of BBC, Breakfast with Frost, with the Prime Minister, 20th June 2004. Extract
iii
Transcript of BBC 1 The Politics Show, 20th June 2004. Jeremy Vine and Andrew Smith, Work and Pensions Secretary. Extract
iv
Transcript of BBC Radio 4, Today, 19th June. European Constitution - John Humphrys and Neil Kinnock. Extract.
v
Appendix II extracted from the Centre for Policy Studies' Paper: Blair's EU-Turn; a case study in BBC partiality by Kathy Gyngell and David Keighley, June 2004.
vi
Transcript of BBC Radio 4, Today, 30th April 2004, 'Thought for the Day' [on the occasion of EU enlargement]. Extract.

.17 June 2004 - Letter from Michael Grade to Lord Pearson

8 June 2004 - Letter from Lord Pearson to Lord Ryder of Wensum

8 June 2004 - Letter from Lord Pearson to Mark Damazer with enclosures:
(a) Transcript of BBC Radio 4, Today, 8th June 2004, Interview with Tony Blair. Extract.
(b) Transcript of BBC Radio 4, The World this Weekend, 6th June 2004. Interview with Tony Blair. Extract.
(c) Civitas - Press Release - Embargoed until Monday 7th June 2004


2 June 2004 - Letter from Mark Damazer to Lord Pearson

2 June 2004 - Transcript of handrwitten letter from Lord Pearson to Mark Damazer

14 May 2004 - Letter from Lord Pearson to Lord Ryder
4 May 2004 - Letter from Lord Ryder of Wensum to Lord Pearson

12th March 2004 - Letter from Lord Pearson to Lord Ryder
encl: Survey by Minotaur Media Monitoring: The BBC and 'Europe' - The Today Programme December 1 - 15 2003: Coverage of the EU Constitution Summit, David Keighley.

Letter to Lord Pearson from Gavyn Davies, 16th December 2003

Copenhagen Summit Report by Minotaur Media Monitoring


Silvio Berlusconi Report by Minotaur Media Monitoring

EU Constitution - report by Minotaur Media Monitoring

Today Programme, 16th June Regional Assembly Report by Minotaur Media Monitoring

BBC Radio 4 Today and "Europe" - Newspaper Comparison - Survey 6 January - 8 March 2003 by Minotaur Media Monitoring


Irish Inward Investment Complaint to the BBC by Minotaur Media Monitoring

Letter to Lord Pearson from Gavyn Davies, 14th April, 2003 (to be posted shortly)

Letter to Gavyn Davies from Lord Pearson, 1st April, 2003


Letter to Lord Pearson from Davies, 25th February, 2003

Letter to Gavyn Davies from Lord Pearson, 3rd February, 2003

Lord Pearson's speech in the debate on the BBC, House of Lords, by Hansard, 11 March 2002
. (Added 5-Nov-2002)

Report: Minotaur Study finds sharp fall in coverage of EU affairs by Today , by Minotaur, 15th August 2002. (Added 4-Nov-2002)
This study by Minotaur considered the coverage by the Today programme of EU-related items on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme over three weeks before the EU leaders summits in 2000 (Feira, Portugal) and 2002 (Seville). The aim was to examine whether the coverage met the important BBC Charter obligation of being wide-ranging.

Letter to Lord Pearson from Bill Rogers, 11th October 2002 ,
by Bill Rogers, Acting Editor of Today, . (Added 4-Nov-2002)

Fax to Anne Sloman, Today Program, 2nd October 2002,
by Lord Pearson of Rannoch. (Added 4-Nov-2002)

Letter to Lord Pearson from Gavyn Davies, 1st October 2002 ,
by Gavyn Davies, Chairman, BBC. (Added 4-Nov-2002)

Letter from Lord Pearson to Gavyn Davies, BBC, 13th September 2002,
by Lord Pearson. (Added 4-Nov-2002)

Letter to Lord Pearson from Gavyn Davies, 2nd September 2002
,
by Gavyn Davies, Chairman, BBC, . (Added 4-Nov-2002)

Letter from Lord Pearson to Gavyn Davies, BBC, 29th July 2002,
by Lord Pearson. (Added 4-Nov-2002)

Letter to Lord Pearson from Tessa Blackstone, 9th May 2002 ,
by Tessa Blackstone, Dept. Culture, Media and Sport, . (Added 4-Nov-2002)

Letter to Lord Pearson from Gavyn Davies, 22nd April 2002 ,
by Gavyn Davies, Chairman, BBC. (Added 4-Nov-2002)

Letter from Lord Pearson to Gavyn Davies, 23rd March 2002 ,
by Lord Pearson . (Added 4-Nov-2002)

Letter from Lord Pearson to Tessa Jowell, 23rd March 2002 ,
by Lord Pearson . (Added 4-Nov-2002)

Letter to Lord Pearson from Tessa Jowell, 28th February 2002 ,
by Tessa Jowell, Dept. Culture, Media and Sport. (Added 4-Nov-2002)

Letter to Lord Pearson from Gavyn Davies, Chairman, BBC, 8th January 2002 ,
by Gavyn Davies, Chairman, BBC. (Added 4-Nov-2002)

The BBC and Europe, Introduction of the euro Survey January 1-8, 2002, by Minotaur Media
. (Added 25-Mar-2002)
An examination of the treatment of the issue of the introduction of euro notes and coins in Europe on the main BBC national news and current affairs programmes, based on the full transcripts of the relevant broadcasts.

Letter to Gavyn Davies, Chairman, BBC, 10th December 2001,
by Lord Pearson. (Added 11-Dec-2001)
Lord Pearson writes again to Gavyn Davies, Chairman of the BBC in reply to his letter of the 13th of November.

Letter from Lord Pearson to Tessa Jowell - 10th December 2001,
by Lord Pearson. (Added 11-Dec-2001)
Lord Pearson writes to Tessa Jowell, Secretary of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

The BBC and "Europe" General Election survey, May 14th to June 7th, 2001, by Minotaur Media Tracking. (Added 5-Dec-2001)
An examination of the treatment of Europe in the main BBC national news and current affairs programmes during the General Election campaign based on the full transcripts of what was broadcast. Report by Minotaur Media Tracking

Letter from Gavyn Davis, 13 November 2001
,
by Gavyn Davis. (Added 5-Dec-2001)
Gavyn Davis replies to Lord Pearson's letter of the 22nd of October.

Letter to Gavyn Davies, Chairman, BBC, 24 October, 2001
,
by Lord Pearson. (Added 5-Dec-2001)
Lord Pearson writes to Gavyn Davies, Chairman of the BBC.

Letter from Lord Pearson to Mark Damazer, Deputy Director, BBC, 5 June 2001
,
by Lord Pearson. (Added 5-Dec-2001)
Lord Pearson replies to Mark Damazer's intervention of the 22nd of May.

Letter from Mark Damazer, Deputy Director, BBC, 22nd May 2001 ,
by Mark Damazer. (Added 5-Dec-2001)
Letter from Mark Damazer, Deputy Director, BBC, picking up the points raised by Lord Pearson to Sir Christopher Bland.

Letter from Chris Smith, Culture Secretary, 5th June 2001
,
by Chris Smith. (Added 5-Dec-2001)
Chris Smith replies to Lord Pearson's letter of the 17th of May.

Letter from Sir Christopher Bland, 4th June 2001 ,
by Sir Christopher Bland. (Added 5-Dec-2001)
Sir Christopher replies to Lord Pearson's letter of the 11th of May.

Letter from Lord Pearson to Chris Smith, Culture Secretary, 17 May 2001,
by Lord Pearson of Rannoch. (Added 5-Dec-2001)
Lord Pearson replies to Chris Smith's letter of the 11th of May.

Letter from Lord Pearson to Sir Christopher Bland, Chairman of the BBC, 17 May 2001,

by Lord Pearson of Rannoch. (Added 5-Dec-2001)
Lord Pearson replies to Christopher Bland's response of the 8th of May

Letter from Chris Smith, Culture Secretary, 11th May 2001 ,
by Chris Smith. (Added 5-Dec-2001)
Chris Smith responds to a copy of Lord Pearson's letter of the 25th of April

Letter from Lord Pearson to Sir Christopher Bland, Chairman of the BBC, 11 May 2001
,
by Lord Pearson of Rannoch. (Added 5-Dec-2001)

Letter from Sir Christopher Bland, 8th May 2001 ,
by Sir Christopher Bland. (Added 5-Dec-2001)
Sir Christopher replies to Lord Pearson's letter of the 25th of April.

Letter from Lord Pearson to Sir Christopher Bland, Chairman of the BBC,
by Global Britain
. (Added 26-Apr-2001)
Global Britain/Minotaur Survey of the BBC's "Europe and Us" week; Letter from Lord Pearson of Rannoch to Sir Christopher Bland, Chairman of the BBC.

BBC's "Europe and Us" week (18-23rd February 2001), report by Minotaur Media Tracking, by Global Britain
. (Added 26-Apr-2001)
SUMMARY

BBC's "Europe and Us" week (18-23rd February 2001), report by Minotaur Media Tracking, by Global Britain. (Added 26-Apr-2001)
FULL REPORT

The BBC and Europe - TODAY survey January 29th - February 3rd 2001, by Global Britain. (Added 16-Feb-2001)
Press Release

The BBC and Europe - TODAY survey January 29th - February 3rd 2001, by Minotaur Media Tracking. (Added 16-Feb-2001)
Summary

The BBC and Europe - TODAY survey January 29th - February 3rd 2001, by Minotaur Media Tracking
. (Added 16-Feb-2001)
Main Analysis

Greg Dykes Reply to Lord Pearson, 16 October 2000, by Greg Dyke, Director General of the BBC
. (Added 8-Jan-2001)
Greg Dykes reply to Lord Pearson's letter of 28th September 2000.

Letter from Malcolm Pearson to Sir Christopher Bland, Chairman of the BBC, by Global Britain. (Added 6-Jan-2001)
28th September 2000

The BBC and Europe - Executive Summary, by Minotaur Media Tracking. (Added 8-Dec-2000)
Three page summary of the main points of the report.

The BBC and Europe - TODAY survey: May 22 July 21, 2000, by Minotaur Media Tracking
. (Added 8-Dec-2000)
Preliminary findings, Conducted by Minotaur Media Tracking for Global Britain. In Abobe Acrobat (PDF) format.

Appendix 1 - List of Speakers, by Minotaur Media Tracking. (Added 8-Dec-2000)
In Abobe Acrobat (PDF) format

Appendix 2 - Breakdown of content on Today program, by Minotaur Media Tracking. (Added 8-Dec-2000)
In Abobe Acrobat (PDF) format

Letter of Complaint to the Broadcasting Standards Commission,
by Lords Stoddart, Harris and Pearson
. (Added 25-Jan-2000)

Letter of Complaint from Lord Shore to BSC - 20th January 2000,
by Lord Shore of Stepney, LESC. (Added 24-Jan-2000)

Letter of Complaint from UKIP to the Broadcasting Standards Commission
- 20th January 2000,
by Nigel Farage, MEP, UKIP. (Added 24-Jan-2000)

Letter of Complaint from the Green Party to the Broadcasting Standards Commission
- 21st January 2000,
by The Green Party. (Added 24-Jan-2000)

Letter to Chris Smith, MP, Culture Secretary - 20th January 2000,
by Lords Stoddart, Harris and Pearson
. (Added 24-Jan-2000)

Response to Sir Christopher Bland - 20th January 2000, by Lords Stoddart, Harris and Pearson. (Added 24-Jan-2000)

Response to Sir Robin Biggam - 20th January 2000, by Lords Stoddart, Harris and Pearson
. (Added 24-Jan-2000)

Letter to Global Britain from Sir Robin Biggam, ITC - 12th January 2000, by Sir Robin Biggam. (Added 24-Jan-2000)

Letter from the Culture Secretary to Global Britain
- 14th December 1999, by Chris Smith MP, Culture Secretary. (Added 24-Jan-2000)

Analysis of Opinion Polls - 10th December 1999, by Lord Pearson of Rannoch. (Added 24-Jan-2000)

Reply from Sir Christopher
- 18th October 1999, by Sir Christopher Bland. (Added 24-Jan-2000)

Reply by Global Britain and Minotaur Response to Sir Christopher - 1st October 1999, by Lords Stoddart, Harris and Pearson. (Added 24-Jan-2000)

Reply from Sir Christopher Bland - 22nd July 1999, by Sir Christopher Bland. (Added 24-Jan-2000)

Our letter to Sir Robin Biggam - 16th July 1999, by Lords Stoddart, Harris and Pearson. (Added 24-Jan-2000)

Our letter to Sir Christopher Bland - 16th July 1999, by Lords Stoddart, Harris and Pearson. (Added 24-Jan-2000)

Broadcasters 'show pro-Euro bias' The Sunday Telegraph, July 18, 1999

Biased Today, biased yesterday... and biased again tomorrow by Janet Daley, The Daily Telegraph, July 20, 1999


Survey of UK broadcasters' reporting of the 1999 European Elections , by Global Britain. (Added 29-Sep-1999)
Download the full survey on UK Terrestrial TV and BBC Radio 4 news coverage of the European Elections here

survey_2.zip, by Global Britain. (Added 29-Sep-1999)
Download the conclusions only of this survey

survey_3.zip, by Global Britain
. (Added 29-Sep-1999)
Download the Radio 4 transcript report here