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Dimbleby considers bid to become BBC Chairman..... (September 2020)

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CM
cmthwtv
David Dimbleby is considering a bid to become the next Chairman of the BBC.





Totally inappropriate choice. Decades of experience in broadcasting, generally impartial and someone who thinks that a public service broadcaster is viable. Why on earth would he be chosen?
MD
mdtauk
Jim Hacker : Nice to be able to reward one's old allies. Was Ron Jones pleased with his peerage?

Bernard Woolley : Oh yes, Prime Minister. He said his members would be delighted.

Jim Hacker : His members?

Bernard Woolley : Yes, the members of his union. The National Federation...

Jim Hacker : I didn't mean him. I meant our backbencher. I meant to give a peerage to Ron Jones, not Ron Jones. The hell!

Bernard Woolley : If it is any consolation, Prime Minister, I gather he was awfully pleased.

Jim Hacker : I bet he was. What are we going to do about Ron Jones's peerage. Give him one too?

Sir Humphrey : With respect, Prime Minister, we can't send two Lord Ron Jones to the Upper House. It will look like a job lot.

Jim Hacker : We got to give him something, I promised.

Sir Humphrey : Well, what is he interested in? Does he watch television?

Jim Hacker : He hasn't even got a set.

Sir Humphrey : Fine, make him a Governor of the BBC.
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Alfie Mulcahy
David Dimbleby is considering a bid to become the next Chairman of the BBC.





I think he'd do a great job and try and implement the public wish.
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all new Phil
David Dimbleby is considering a bid to become the next Chairman of the BBC.





I think he'd do a great job and try and implement the public wish.

And what is that?
ashley b, Inspector Sands and Jon gave kudos
IS
Inspector Sands
I don't think there's anyone else who's better experienced than the Dimbleby, he's tried for the job, and that of DG before.


I think he'd do a great job and try and implement the public wish.

Not sure what you mean about 'public wish' but remember that the job is chairman, it doesn't 'implement' anything
SP
Steve in Pudsey
Dimbleby as Chairman, David Attenborough as DG. That could have been one hell of a combination.
DE88, iee_reith and Alfie Mulcahy gave kudos
CO
commseng
David Attenborough stood down as BBC 2 Controller back in the 1960s didn't he, to go back to what he'd enjoyed doing - making programmes about natural history.

If the desk job back then wasn't something he enjoyed, then being DG at any time wouldn't be much fun for him.
Far too much monkey business......
IS
Inspector Sands
Dimbleby as Chairman, David Attenborough as DG. That could have been one hell of a combination.

If only Attenborough was 30 years younger.

According to Wikipedia Dimbleby was in the running to be DG in 1987 and Chairman in 2001. Of course Attenborough was bbc management and gave it up to return to making programmes

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