As Andrew Marr has recently admitted, the bias is not due to a conscious espousal of one side over another, more a reflection of a remarkably shallow pool of talent from which the majority of employees are drawn. Someone has referred to the problems resulting as 'mistaking cosy consensus for impartiality'.
So it was without much surprise, but a sort of weary shake of the head that I read the plot synopsis for today's episode of Spooks.
Adam (Rupert Penry-Jones) is sent to infiltrate a Christian extremist group that is launching a terror campaign on Muslim targets. He finds his man and discovers a planned attack on a mosque in Manchester, but his mole has also caught the eye of the Israeli secret service, who pick an inopportune moment to attempt an assassination.
So, the terrorists are extremist Christians (an extremely pressing problem in the UK at the moment as I'm sure we can all agree) who are trying to explode bombs in a mosque (as opposed to the much easier method of just sitting back and waiting for them to explode all by themselves) and this is all exacerbated by the Jews (I mean c'mon!) who try and assassinate British Christian informers, to prevent the prevention of the bombing of a mosque.
This all sounds like some tinfoil-hat wearing moonbat conspiracy theory. And it is impossible, absolutely impossible, to imagine the BBC commissioning a drama where extremist Muslims conspire to kill Christians, and for hostile Muslim Governments to get entangled in internal British security. That'd just be the news.