Composer takes man’s name to get played on the BBCmain
A news agency in Cornwall has the story of Annabel Bennett of Padstow who could not get her music played on the BBC until she changed her name to ‘Arthur Parker’. Since then, she has had 40 pieces played on air and is on the Radio 3 playlist.
A BBC spokesperson said: ‘We reject any suggestion we select music for any reason other than merit.’
Please try to read that with a straight face.