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Tony Hall's message to BBC staff following his first week

Jon Jacob

Editor, About the BBC Blog

Tony Hall - who started his role as Director-General of the BBC on Tuesday 2 April - has spent the week meeting BBC staff around the country.

Today he was in Cardiff on the set of Doctor Who, where he talked to the cast and crew of the hit BBC One show and met staff from the BBC Drama department.

Later, he thanked BBC staff for 'a very enjoyable first week'.

The full email is below:


Dear All,

As I travel back from Cardiff after a great visit to the BBC Cymru/Wales teams, I wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you for making my first week back at the BBC so enjoyable.  Everyone I’ve met has made me feel very welcome, and it’s been inspiring to meet so many of you with so much enthusiasm for what you do.

I’ve discussed sheep in Cumbria, social media in Iran, new British drama in Wales and the technology behind New Broadcasting House.  Today I also met two doctors – Matt Smith and David Tennant.  I’m unsure what the collective noun is for a group of Doctor Whos but it’s the kind of question you’d only get at the BBC. 

I’ve already had lots of feedback and suggestions from people which I’m taking on board and I’m looking forward to speaking to many more of you in the coming weeks.

Best wishes,

Tony Hall



Jon Jacob is Editor of the About the BBC Blog and website.

There are more pictures from Tony's first week on FlickrOver the coming week we'll also be adding to a Storify of Tony's first fortnight in the role.

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