Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Now Brought To You In Brilliant Technocolor

BBC Chairman Michael Grade quits for ITV. His problem, apparently, is that he has a pulse.

During the two years of his captivity he was forced to listen for month after month to the vapid prattle of Tessa Jowell, the Culture Secretary.

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He was never by temperament a BBC dignitary – a slow, pompous, self-righteous bureaucrat, ready to devote untold hours of his existence to negotiating with the Government about the licence fee.
Licence fee... sheesh. Why does it always feel like it’s 1978 there?

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