Open letter to David Abraham of Channel 4

With Channel 4 continuing to ignore the concerns about their programme Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners, we have once again written to the Chief Executive of Channel 4.

Mr David Abraham
Chief executive
Channel 4
124 Horseferry Road

Open Letter to Mr David Abraham, Channel 4

Dear Mr Abraham,

Another series, and once again another letter from me to implore you to reconsider your plans for the planned autumn series of Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners.

Your programme about cleaning is deliberately using Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) for entertainment value which is unacceptable and simply makes a mockery of OCD. It is responsible for an increase in stigma and misunderstanding for those that suffer. Let me ask, are you proud to put your name to such an awful programme?

Our previous correspondence appears to have been passed to your disability advisor, however it is clear that Channel 4 have no intention to listen to our concerns and we simply receive the standard ‘fob off’ response.

Mr Abraham you're ultimately responsible for your channels output, so please have the decency to address these concerns personally. In fact, why don’t you agree to sit across the table with people who have experienced the devastation that OCD causes so we can tell you face-to-face what we think of Channel 4 and Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners?

I close by asking the same question I asked in my previous correspondence which I am yet to receive an answer to. Are viewing figures and advertising sales of more importance to Channel 4 than the well-being and dignity of people with OCD?

Yours sincerely,

Ashley Fulwood

Chief Executive of OCD-UK

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