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Torin Douglas Torin Douglas | 10:17 UK time, Monday, 27 September 2010

I'm the BBC's media correspondent and this is my brief selection of what's going on.

Victoria Wood has told the Guardian's Decca Aitkenhead she feels that at the BBC she is "not trusted, not valued, not needed". She thinks the money paid to Jonathan Ross could have been spent on "actors, wigs, costumes, orchestras. Things that would have made a broadcast channel more rich and varied instead of lumping it all to one face."

The BBC has confirmed that it will not be commissioning another series of its global hit for young children, In the Night Garden. The Guardian reports that at £14.5m for 100 half-hour episodes, In the Night Garden is the most expensive children's programme commissioned and co-funded by the BBC.

The BBC reports the BBC Trust has approved in principle the sale of a majority stake in BBC Magazines, including the Radio Times.
The Guardian says the sale would allow for expansion.

Ed Miliband, the victor of Labour's leadership contest has his picture on the front pages, but it is the fate of the vanquished, his brother that attracts the most fascination says the BBC Newpaper review.

Links in full

Decca Aitkenhead | Guardian | Victoria Wood: 'I feel at the BBC I'm not trusted, not valued, not needed'
Tara Conlan | Guardian | BBC puts In the Night Garden to bed
BBC | BBC Magazines stake sale cleared
James Robinson | Guardian | Sale of BBC magazine titles such as Radio Times poses plenty of questions
BBC | Newspaper review

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