The BBC has fought off a High Court challenge to block the broadcast of a documentary about climate change sceptics.
Lord Monckton had applied to Mr Justice Tugendhat for an injunction stopping the programme being shown until it included his right of reply.
He said that he felt he had been 'unreasonably treated and misled' and complained of breach of contract.
He told the judge in London that he wanted the programme, Meet The Climate Sceptics, to include his 500 words or three minutes which, he said, was proportionate in the context of a 60-minute film almost exclusively about him.
'What I'm not trying to do is extinguish the BBC's right to freedom of speech.
'I was for many years myself a journalist and it is not appropriate to say a programme should not be broadcast. I am merely asking for a right to reply to which I say I am entitled.'
He said it was the least remedy that would meet the case as the damage to his reputation would otherwise be "grave".