The BBC is denying this, stating they run on neutrality, but it appears the stories do seem to have some weight about them. Margaret Thatcher (Conservative) haters are showing names and storylines where those in control of the show managed to slip in subliminal messages to sway the countries voters. Unfortunately it seems coming up against ITV3's Coronation Street meant the right audience did not watch the show!
Liberal arts not in bed with the Tories? Not exactly shocking anybody. Although the current cuts with Labours black hole in funding is hurting the arts and entertainments industry at the moment. Still, I wonder how much of this is true and how much mere coincidence and a way of having a laugh and getting some free press? Actors have to earn money on the speech circuits after all.