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A look back at career of BBC boss Mark Thompson

20 March 2012 Last updated at 02:36 GMT

The director general of the BBC, Mark Thompson, has announced he is to step down in the autumn, after nearly eight years in the post.

Mr Thompson said during that time the Corporation had 'weathered a series of lively storms', as well as enjoying some very successful times.

Stephen Smith from Newsnight looks back at Mr Thompson's career with the BBC.