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BBC in the news, Friday

Host Host | 09:18 UK time, Friday, 12 January 2007

Daily Telegraph: Reports that Greg Dyke asked for his job back a week after resigning as BBC director-general. (link)

The Times: "Last-minute lobbying by the BBC has failed to convince the government of the case for a more generous licence fee settlement." (link)


  • 1.
  • At 11:40 AM on 12 Jan 2007,
  • Philip wrote:

Of course, we can always rely on 'The Times' for a completely fair, balanced and impartial view of discussions on the future of the BBC Licence Fee...[surely, Telly-Tax? Rupert]

  • 2.
  • At 12:58 PM on 12 Jan 2007,
  • Andrzej wrote:

The BBC is easy pray for Government belt tightening because of the compulsory nature of the Fee. HMG are the protector of the public purse and the champions of public broadcasting at one and the same time.

  • 3.
  • At 02:35 PM on 12 Jan 2007,
  • Mark Bestford wrote:

I find it amazing that even today the Hutton Enquiry seems to be a taboo subject. The way the BBC were treated by the Government was an absolute disgrace especially after the claims made by the BBC at the time that resulted in the Hutton Enquiry were proven to be true! History has vindicated Andrew Gilligan and Greg Dyke and the dossier that was used to promote the war in Iraq has been proven to have been massaged towards that event. The Government demanded an apology from the BBC and the sacking of scapegoats, but where's the apology for the BBC for the disgraceful treatment received at the hands of this Government?

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