Following George Entwistle’s 54-day tenure in the BBC’s top job, bosses have been swift to appoint his successor. Enter Tony Hall – former head of BBC News and current chief executive of the Royal Opera House. It’s a shame the Covent Garden venue weren’t made aware of his new gig beforehand – according to Guardian writer Charlotte Higgins they were kept in the dark:
If Tony Hall is new DG as suggested by @peston, it’s the first the Royal Opera House has heard of it. I just called them.
Lastly, a special Twitter award must be handed out to Danny Baker (@prodnose) – the former BBC London host whose daily radio show was axed earlier this month. The 5 Live presenter tweeted out a comprehensive guide to how he envisaged the new DG’s first day in the job. It began with this…
1st Days Agenda For New BBC DG Tony Hall. 1. Record “Your Call Is Very Important To Us..” message for the 20,000 audience complaint lines.