Bolton, who presents the Feedback programme on BBC Radio 4 told Radio Times magazine that “just six months after the Archbishop of Canterbury called for broadcasters to take religion seriously, it seems the BBC is doing anything but”.

Citing reports that a “BBC revamp will counter Christian ‘bias’,” he added: “Perhaps it's not Christian bias we should worry about but something far more worrying when it comes to understanding and interpreting our modern world – a bias against taking religion seriously.”

Bolton, who also presents Holy Places on Premier Christian Radio said, “How can young people and immigrants to this country understand the UK without learning of the crucial role Christianity has played in the formation of its political structures and culture?

“How can people feel they’re being welcomed as equal citizens if we don’t bother to find out about what is often the most important part of their life, their faith?