(London Daily Mail) With its amiable discussions on greenfly and compost, it may seem as innocuous as a radio show could be.
So regular listeners to Gardeners’ Question Time will be surprised to find it caught up in a race row.
For an academic claims that Radio 4’s long-running programme is spreading covert racist stereotypes disguised as horticultural advice.
The panel from BBC Radio 4’s Question Time, which has been criticised as being full of racial language
Dr Ben Pitcher, a senior lecturer in sociology at the University of Westminster, says the panel show is ‘saturated’ with racial language.
From debates about native and non-native plant species to advice about the purity of different soil types, the programme’s resident green-fingered experts are secretly feeding nationalist and fascist fantasies, he claims.