If you think you, your relative or your organisation were treated unfairly and/or your or their privacy was infringed in a BBC programme (either on BBC television or radio, or on the BBC iPlayer), we would encourage you to follow the BBC’s own complaints procedures in the first instance, by visiting the complaints section of the BBC website.
Ofcom isn't a censor and we don't have the powers to approve programmes before they're broadcast on TV or radio, or shown on an on-demand programme service.
If you have a complaint about a programme that hasn’t yet been broadcast, you should contact the broadcaster directly. Here are contact details for TV broadcasters and contact details for radio broadcasters.
If the programme has already been broadcast, and you believe that you, your relative or your organisation were unfairly treated in a programme and/or your or their privacy was infringed, you can complain to Ofcom. Please complete our Fairness and Privacy complaint form.
There are no rules about on demand programme service providers’ treatment of people or organisations who are directly affected by programmes. If you have a complaint about a programme shown on a video-on-demand programme service in which you, your relative or your organisation appeared, or was referred to, you should contact the service provider. Here is a list of the on-demand service providers that we regulate.