The BBC was accused of ‘appalling’ double standards last night after forcing a veteran DJ to quit after he innocently played an old version of The Sun Has Got His Hat On which featured the ‘N’ word. David Lowe was ordered by bosses to ‘fall on your sword’ – even though Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson kept his job when he appeared to mumble exactly the same racist term. Mr Lowe lost his job after playing a 1932 version of the song, performed by Ambrose & His Orchestra, on his Sunday night golden oldies show on BBC Radio Devon. Unknown to Mr Lowe, a popular presenter who has spent 32 years with the BBC, the second verse features the line: ‘He’s been tanning n****** out in Timbuktu, now he’s coming back to do the same to you.’ Full story >>
DJ is short for disk jockey, someone who introduces and plays music on the radio. • The former BBC Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis has been charged with indecently assaulting a woman in January 1995.