Current affairs show rapped by regulator

Flagship British current affairs show Tonight With Trevor McDonald was criticised today by a TV regulator for breaking programme rules.

Flagship British current affairs show Tonight With Trevor McDonald was criticised today by a TV regulator for breaking programme rules.

The show breached guidelines regarding fairness and respect for truth with an item about a dyslexia treatment, the Independent Television Commission ruled.

However, programme-maker Granada said it did not agree with the findings but accepted them after months of talks.

Five viewers complained about a report concerning “a revolutionary breakthrough in the treatment of dyslexia” offered by the DDAT (Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, and Attention Disorder Centre), which was broadcast in January on ITV1.

Complainants said the treatment was not new and gave false hope of a “quick fix” cure.

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