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Is the bbc Director-Genaral doing the right thing


Algerian peter ™

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by resigning?

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spuds

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If some media reports are anything to go by, then no wonder some of our major institutions are getting into a mess. Apparently Patten 'works' for the BBC on a 3/4 day week, whilst perhaps juggling a further eight 'jobs', all with good 'salaries'.

Very similar to many boards and directorships I would assume, and then we wonder how these failures and events happen?.

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spuds

"Apparently Patten 'works' for the BBC on a 3/4 day week...."

There's nothing wrong, or unusual in that. The chair of the board of trustees isn't involved in the day-to-day management of the BBC, that's the job of the Director General. The trustees are there to ensure that the BBC adheres to the terms of its Royal Charter, and in the case of Chris Patten, to ensure that the Director General understands what that means.

As I said some days ago, what's required at the BBC is a new ethos, and that should be guided by the Trustees and the Director General. The next logical step, in my opinion, is the resignation of Chris Patten. He has failed to do what he was appointed to do, and failed badly. He must go.

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Aitchbee

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I would suggest that the complete shutdown of all BBC TV's [television output] programmes after 8pm or 11pm (the new watershed(s) or electricy- shed(s)), would help concentrate the creative talents that are already employed by the BEEB ... some BBC TV and RADIO [FREEVIEW] channels are already 'restricted' in this way.

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