Gypsy campaigners are coming to the High Court over Ofcom's handling of their complaints about the Big Fat Gypsy Wedding television programmes.
The Traveller Movement, a charity supporting gypsies and travellers, has won permission to seek a judicial review against the communications watchdog.
It accuses Ofcom of conducting a flawed and biased investigation into accusations by the movement and eight individual women that the BFGW programmes perpetuated racist stereotypes.
They also complain the Channel 4 series broke broadcasting regulations regarding consent, sexually exploited traveller children and "caused untold harm to social cohesion" by reinforcing misconceptions and prejudices.
Ofcom has indicated it will defend its actions and contends the gypsy case is unarguable.
"We hope that all broadcast outlets will reflect on the fact that patterns of support in British politics are changing very quickly and that more and more people are supporting and voting for Ukip," the party's director of communications Patrick O'Flynn said.
The Ofcom rules state that "due weight must be given to the coverage of major parties during the election period" and there must be "due impartiality."
Charges for telephone calls to business and services will be made simpler from 2015 with clearer pricing for all numbers starting 08, 09 and 118, Ofcom has announced.
Under new plans, 080 freephone numbers will be free from mobiles as well as landlines.
Ofcom said the measures are designed to tackle "consumer confusion" over non-geographic’ service numbers that have a range of uses, from finding out information to banking, directory enquiry and entertainment services.
Its aim is to make prices more transparent, improve competition, restore consumer confidence in non-geographic service numbers and increase their usage.
The traditional living room has been transformed into a digital media hub where the household watches television while multi-tasking via tablets and smartphones, Ofcom said.
Households are increasingly reverting to just one television, and 91 percent of adults tune in to the main set in the living room at least once a week, according to Ofcom's annual "State of the Nation" report.
A quarter of viewers regularly partake in "media meshing" - using devices to communicate about the programme they are watching.
Of those surveyed, 49 percent said they engage in "media stacking" to carry out completely unrelated activities such as social networking or online shopping.