The Week: Advertising News - Ofcom raps Classic FM

Classic FM has been rapped by the media regulator Ofcom for running a radio ad for The Spectator magazine that criticised Tony Blair's record as prime minister.

Ofcom made the ruling after receiving two complaints that the ad constituted political advertising. It also emerged that the ad had not been approved by the Radio Advertising Clearance Centre before it was broadcast. Meanwhile, Ofcom also criticised ITV for broadcasting inappropriately graphic survival footage in its Harry Hill's TV Burp series.