The Deletion Committee

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20180413

Following a public outcry, a waxworks decides to purge its most offensive exhibits.

Radio 4 drama

By Mark Lawson. The trustees of a famous wax works is facing a dilemma. Following pressure from social media activists and irate students, it is obliged to establish a deletion committee - charged with removing the effigies of waxed celebrities who have been named and shamed by the court of public opinion.

All the usual suspects are condemned to the flames but, when they start to include the likes of Germaine Greer because some commentators are offended by her views on the transgender community, the committee begins to question the efficacy of the selection process and whether it is carrying out a "guilty until proven more guilty" process, rather than a cool-headed reappraisal of the museum's best known exhibits.

A Big Fish production for BBC Radio 4.

20180413

Following a public outcry, a waxworks decides to purge its most offensive exhibits.

Radio 4 drama

By Mark Lawson. The trustees of a famous wax works is facing a dilemma. Following pressure from social media activists and irate students, it is obliged to establish a deletion committee - charged with removing the effigies of waxed celebrities who have been named and shamed by the court of public opinion.

All the usual suspects are condemned to the flames but, when they start to include the likes of Germaine Greer because some commentators are offended by her views on the transgender community, the committee begins to question the efficacy of the selection process and whether it is carrying out a "guilty until proven more guilty" process, rather than a cool-headed reappraisal of the museum's best known exhibits.

A Big Fish production for BBC Radio 4.