Philip Pullman

Comics react to reports of BBC cutting left-wing comedy

A number of prominent voices on social media reacted to the report.

Roisin O'Connor, The Independent, 1st September 2020

Video - Stephen Fry: 'Pope should not have state visit'

More than 50 public figures have added their names to a letter in The Guardian newspaper saying the Pope should not be given the "honour" of a UK state visit.

Authors Terry Pratchett and Philip Pullman and actor Stephen Fry are among those critical of the Vatican record on birth control, gay rights and abortion.

Stephen Fry told the BBC why he signed the letter.

BBC News, 15th September 2010