No Rebuke for Channel 5 TV Show

Ofcom claim the Channel 5 TV show Nightmare Neighbour Next Door "did not raise issues warranting investigation" 

The show, which has caused concern within the Amateur / Ham Radio community, was broadcasted in October 2016, generating many formal complaints to Ofcom, believed to be the greatest number for a Channel 5 programme.

The show made claims about the amateur radio station of Armando Martins. 

These disputed claims, including false health related concerns were repeated time and again throughout the show giving the impression to viewers that they might have been true.

Ofcom has never found anything wrong with Martins station, the false health claims made in the show could cause considerable worry among viewers. 

Many complaints suggested the show breached guidelines requiring “Factual programmes or items or portrayals of factual matters must not materially mislead the audience.”

Ofcom Broadcast and On Demand Bulletin issue 317 -

The Ofcom Broadcasting Code -