Well, well, well … Fancy this!
The BBC Trust (it is what it sounds like) periodically reviews (since 2010) the scope and content of its science reporting. They put it this way:
“Scientific developments have the capacity to directly affect us all significantly. Debates relating to everything from climate change to medical advances to DNA technology feature prominently in our public discourse. And ethical, policy and funding questions associated with science arouse strong emotions. As a consequence they often strike at the core of sensitive editorial issues. So it is vital that the BBC’s audience enjoys science coverage of the very highest standards.”