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  1. August 31, 2014

    Fairhead ‘under no illusions’ about BBC role

    The former Financial Times Group chief executive Rona Fairhead said she is “under no illusions about the significance and...

  2. July 9, 2014

    The Hong Kong arms of the Big Four have got the rule of law wrong

    The Hong Kong arms of the Big Four accountants, in their recent advertisement, attacked the pro-democracy Occupy Central...

  1. May 29, 2014

    Contenders to chair BBC Trust face step into unknown

    The job has not been advertised, the last incumbent found himself besieged, and this layer of a vast organisation might soon...

  2. May 7, 2014

    Lord Patten endured three relentless years at helm of BBC Trust

    Lord Patten once turned down a graduate traineeship at the BBC. If he had known how much trouble chairing the BBC Trust was...

  3. May 6, 2014

    Labour fears Tory ‘stooge’ at BBC

    Labour has warned the Conservatives against appointing a political “stooge” to chair the BBC Trust after Lord Patten stepped...

  4. January 27, 2014

    BBC: the agony of managing ‘Auntie’

    Greg Dyke told staff “to cut the crap”, Mark Thompson insisted on one-to-one meetings, and George Entwistle . . . well, he...

  5. December 10, 2013

    BBC to axe management boards in bid to cut bureaucracy

    The BBC is to eliminate more than half of its internal committees, as it seeks to bring the curtain down on an era of...

  6. October 22, 2013

    BBC agrees to scrutiny by national audit office

    The BBC has agreed that the UK’s national auditor will have more powers to scrutinise and investigate it. Speaking to MPs on...

  7. October 16, 2013

    MPs urge BBC Trust to ‘challenge’ managers on value for money

    The BBC Trust needs to be more probing of how the broadcaster spends licence fee money, MPs have said, despite limitations...

  8. September 22, 2013

    BBC chairman hints he will not push for big rise in licence fee

    Lord Patten, has signalled that he will not push for a significant rise in the licence fee. The BBC Trust chairman...

  9. September 11, 2013

    BBC: The British Blameshifting Corp

    Seven past and present BBC leaders were hauled before a parliamentary inquiry on Monday to account for management failures...

  10. September 9, 2013

    BBC showdown produces little light

    It was one of the most eagerly-anticipated parliamentary hearings of the year – a showdown between Lord Patten, chairman of...

  11. September 9, 2013

    BBC payouts bring tension in Parliament

    Mark Thompson, chief executive of the New York Times, faced a grilling from MPs on Monday over the high level of severance...

  12. September 9, 2013

    Lessons from the BBC’s pay scandal

    There can be no winners in the unedifying row between Lord Patten, chairman of the BBC’s governing Trust, and its former...

  13. September 8, 2013

    Abolition of BBC Trust backed by head of parliamentary committee

    The head of a parliamentary committee which scrutinises the media has said he would support abolishing the BBC Trust, with...

  14. September 6, 2013

    BBC Trust faces question time in pay-off quarrel

    It was not supposed to be like this. The creation in 2007 of a new governing body for the BBC was meant to resolve concern...

  15. September 6, 2013

    BBC Trust attacks Mark Thompson’s position on pay-offs

    The BBC Trust has attacked as “bizarre” leaked evidence from Mark Thompson, its former director-general, claiming the...

  16. July 16, 2013

    Lord Patten to quit as BBC chairman when term finishes in 2015

    Lord Patten will not be seeking another term as head of the BBC’s governing body, the peer said on Tuesday, after admitting...

  17. July 12, 2013

    BBC needs to tune in to harder times

    Funded by taxpayers yet independent of political control, the BBC occupies a unique and privileged place in British public...

  18. July 11, 2013

    Former BBC director-general hits back over severance payments

    Mark Thompson, a former director-general of the BBC, has hit back at the description of events given by Lord Patten and...

  19. July 10, 2013

    BBC severance payouts ‘shock’ Lord Patten

    Lord Patten, chairman of the BBC Trust, voiced “shock and dismay” over the size of severance payments to former BBC senior...

  20. June 13, 2013

    Patten warns Tories against ‘political suicide’ on Europe

    Conservative eurosceptics will lead their party into committing “political suicide” if they refuse to accept any form of...

  21. April 24, 2013

    Tim Davie confident he can grow BBC Worldwide

    On the evening in November when George Entwistle resigned as BBC director-general, Tim Davie was preparing to watch the...

  22. March 29, 2013

    BBC needs audience help in budget battle

    When Tony Hall eases himself into his new job as director-general of the BBC on Tuesday, one file in his in-tray, with just...

  23. February 22, 2013

    Senior BBC journalists critical on Savile

    Criticism of BBC management by its senior journalists has been laid bare following publication of 3,000 pages of evidence...

  24. November 27, 2012

    Patten defends BBC governance

    Lord Patten, chairman of the BBC’s governing body, has defended the governance structure of the public service broadcaster,...

  25. November 22, 2012

    Tony Hall named BBC’s director-general

    The BBC has appointed Tony Hall, head of the UK’s Royal Opera House and a former veteran of the British broadcaster, as its...

  26. November 13, 2012

    BBC Trust ponders new director-general

    Trustees of the BBC’s governing body are planning to meet on Thursday to finalise plans for the appointment of a new...

  27. November 12, 2012

    Tories back radical BBC revamp calls

    Influential Conservatives have backed calls for a radical shake-up of the BBC, endorsing a split in the director-general’s...

  28. November 12, 2012

    Newsnight failings ‘unacceptable’

    Disciplinary action against more BBC staff will begin immediately after “unacceptable” failings were found by a report into...

  29. November 12, 2012

    Concerns grow over BBC chief’s pay-off

    Pressure on the former BBC director-general to refuse his full £450,000 payout grew on Monday as the government warned that...

  30. November 12, 2012

    Davie moves to restore trust in BBC

    The acting director-general of the BBC moved swiftly on Monday in an attempt to restore trust in the broadcaster’s...

  31. November 11, 2012

    Downing St calls for ‘grip’ at BBC

    Downing Street told the BBC to “show grip” on Sunday after George Entwistle’s resignation but was careful not to say what –...

  32. November 11, 2012

    A hole at the heart of the BBC

    It was George Entwistle’s misfortune to take over as the BBC’s director-general just as allegations were surfacing that the...

  33. November 11, 2012

    New leader won’t solve BBC flaws

    Anyone hearing George Entwistle’s hesitant, career-ending interview on the Today programme on Saturday might regard the...

  34. November 11, 2012

    Q&A: Does BBC have structural problem?

    Is there a problem with the structure of BBC News that caused the Newsnight scandals? Lord Patten calls for a “radical...

  35. November 11, 2012

    BBC left reeling by ‘Newsnight’ scandal

    The BBC was scrambling on Sunday to limit the damage done by a scandal that has seen director-general George Entwistle quit...

  36. November 11, 2012

    DG pays price for probe that went wrong

    The old joke in the BBC is that, at times of failure and recrimination, the call goes out: deputy heads must roll. There was...

  37. November 10, 2012

    BBC director-general Entwistle resigns

    George Entwistle has resigned as director-general of the BBC, saying it was the “honourable thing” to do in light of a...

  38. November 10, 2012

    Entwistle under fire over sex abuse claim

    The embattled director-general of the BBC said on Saturday that a ‘Newsnight’ programme accusing a senior Conservative party...

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