I've exchanged (positive) emails with Barbara Slater in the past so she is certainly communicative. See her background and sporting credentials here: http://en.wikipedia....ports_producer)
However, I think it always pays to keep in mind the BBC motto: We are the BCC so we are never wrong.
1. I certainly think that the attention the BBC has paid to the World Cup is the by far the most impressive we've ever had. Does she know if this has been reflected in the viewing figures and if so, to what extent is that an encouragement for the BBC to enhance is RL coverage post-World Cup.
2. The (in) famous quote from Pat Younge: "Rugby league has sold its soul to Sky, and it has to live with that" still causes great offence, see http://news.bbc.co.u...and/1849704.stm
What assurances can she give that rugby league is not suffering from discrimination in this way?