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Tony Hall standing down

(January 2020)

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Parker
We don't need another Birt, Thompson or Grade. I doubt It will be James Purnell, though he is supposed too want the job. We will see who Boris or Cummings will pick Mad
..."at the first sign of danger my pussy's hairs stand on end" Betty Slocombe 27/05/1975
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Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
With the greatest respect, I hope it's not another grey man in a suit.

I'd love to see someone like Claudia Rosencrantz get it.
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Lou Scannon West Country (East) Points West
With the greatest respect, I hope it's not another grey man in a suit.

I'd love to see someone like Claudia Rosencrantz get it.


The preview of your post on the homepage ends at the word Claudia. I thought: "Surely not Winkleman?!"
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Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
Accidental click bait.
JamesWorldNews and Lou Scannon gave kudos
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Jonwo
With the greatest respect, I hope it's not another grey man in a suit.

I'd love to see someone like Claudia Rosencrantz get it.


A female Director General would be interesting, they’d probably pick someone like Charlotte Moore though
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Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
Jay Hunt might get it. She'd certainly take no nonsense!
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AlexS Central (East) Midlands Today
Amol Rajan was quite clearing stating his case for the role on the 6 o clock news this evening.
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Jonwo
Jay Hunt might get it. She'd certainly take no nonsense!


Would they really want her back given she was the one who poached Bake Off from the BBC to Channel 4. Also, I imagine her job at Apple pays a lot more
OM
Omnipresent London London
All credit to Tony Hall for stabilising the BBC after the departure of George Entwistle. And when he speaks/writes he does so very clearly, without the management speak of the Birt era.

However, shutting down BBC3 as a linear broadcast channel and agreeing to take on the cost of free TV licences for the over 75s were both huge mistakes, for which the corporation is now paying dearly.

Assuming the Government does not get overwhelmed by other "events", a massive showdown is coming. The new Director General is going to need nerves of steel and the BBC is going to need a formidable lobbying operation.

The irony of this of course is the BBC is well placed to meet the Government's strategy of "Global Britain" and "levelling up the regions".
AN
Andrew Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I think people are getting carried away with that and running with it. I expect it was barely any more than a sound bite during the election campaign, I doubt it will be near the top of anyone’s list.

Of course the press will regularly ask about the BBC and Boris is whoever will say that they are reviewing it, which will cause a lot of predictions to be made, but I would be shocked if it’ll get much further than that.
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madmusician Central (West) Midlands Today
AlexS posted:
Amol Rajan was quite clearing stating his case for the role on the 6 o clock news this evening.

Excellent, he could be DG and cover on Radio 2 at the same time
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DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
In this article ....





.... an almost entirely female shortlist is presented this evening, including some who I wouldn't trust the Corporation being led by at all.

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