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BBC Director of Audio and Music Tim Davie on his first year in the job, and Sky breaks ranks in a bid to host an election debate.

To the fury of other broadcasters, Sky has broken ranks in a bid to host an election debate with party leaders. What are the chances of a Brown versus Cameron head-to-head, and why has Sky decided to go it alone?

Tim Davie's first public appearance as BBC Director of Audio and Music wasn't quite the one he may have planned; just six weeks into the job, the former Pepsi marketing man found himself defending Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand as the 'Sachsgate' scandal hit the headlines. Now, a year into the job, he talks about the salaries of BBC stars and managers, why James Murdoch is wrong to blame the BBC for the commercial sector's woes, and why he wants to make BBC radio more distinctive.

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Wed 2 Sep 2009 13:30


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