BBC says it is 'too Christian' and vows to make more Muslim, Sikh and Hindu programmes

Aaqil Ahmed, BBC head of religion and ethics, wants more diverse religious programming

Schedules could be changed to make room for live broadcasts from mosques, with extended coverage of the Eid celebrations, according to Muslim leaders.

The suggestions come after Aaqil Ahmed, BBC head of religion and ethics, said the broadcaster’s current output was “too Christian” in an internal review now being considered by director general Lord Hall.

Mr Ahmed has recommended upping the number of programmes for Muslim, Sikh and Hindu audiences to balance out the “disproportionate” Christian coverage.