I read an article titled The BBC under fire, Bashing Auntie from Economist. Here's the URL link about it.The BBC under fire
The BBC under fire: Bashing Auntie | The Economist
Is 'Auntie' the nickname of the BBC? Why did the journalist say 'bashing auntuie'?
From the other point of view (not policeman but carer) there used to be a radio programme called Listen With Mother (and TV programmes aimed specifically at children, and even more recently a digital TV channel devoted to children's interests - 'CBeebies') - and sitting children down in front of these is the equivalent of a sort of cheap baby-sitter (like leaving them with their aunt).
There may be a specific reason for the name (in which case I'm sure someone will tell me). But even without one, the word works for me, with implications of authority, safeness, correctness, care...
It very possibly goes back to the 1920s, when there were so many women who lost their men in the Great War and thus a great many "Aunties" to keep the children on the straight and narrow by their good advice and example.
That's probably true as a popularization of the term "auntie", but I don't think it was attached to the Beeb until the sixties, after the Man from UNCLE.