BPG in the News – October 10, 2012


The Guardian (blog)
Media Monkey’s Diary: Max Hastings’ friend, Poor George and Heffer’s rival
The Guardian (blog)
Savile by the Oldie’s article in March and the mainstream press stories (notably in the Telegraph) following it up; and an answer, of sorts, came two days later in Lord Patten’s lunch with the Broadcasting Press Guild (which also yielded the

Posted: October 14, 2012, 5:01 pm
BBC To Put Freelancers On Payroll
4RFV
Patten told a Broadcasting Press Guild lunch in London on Wednesday that the BBC had never “connived at tax dodging”. He said he would publish recommendations on the BBC’s tax policies in the next fortnight after it receives the results of an

Posted: October 11, 2012, 3:11 pm
BBC Trust’s ‘freelancers on payroll’ remark not end for PSCs
Recruiter
he hopes “other public organisations will do the same”, does not mean that personal service companies (PSCs) are in inevitable decline. That is the view of contractor accountants following Lord Patten’s remarks to the Broadcasting Press Guild

Posted: October 11, 2012, 11:11 am
Patten backs more funding for BBC World News
Broadband TV News
Lord Patten told the Broadcasting Press Guild that one of his obsessions was an improvement in the quality of BBC World News. “Through no fault of the present or recent management, or the performers, we’ve under-resourced even though it is the service

Posted: October 11, 2012, 10:41 am

Daily Mail
BBC to rethink its coverage of EU and migration after accusations programmes
Daily Mail
In a speech to the Broadcasting Press Guild, Lord Patten said: ‘It’s an acceptance that these are areas where people are particularly concerned that we should get it right. ‘We’ve been criticised in those areas and we think it’s very important to

Posted: October 10, 2012, 11:11 pm
Jimmy Savile: BBC’s Lord Patten denies corporate cover-up
The Guardian
Lord Patten broke his near two-week silence at a Broadcasting Press Guild lunch on Wednesday to defend the involvement of director general George Entwistle and other senior executives who were aware of the proposed film at the time – and to provide a

Posted: October 10, 2012, 5:25 pm
BBC Trust puts Europe, religion and immigration under scrutiny
Broadcast
Lord Patten told the Broadcasting Press Guild today: “We’ve been criticised in those areas and we think it’s very important to listen to that criticism, not necessarily because it’s right but because it reflects real and interesting concerns. “Every

Posted: October 10, 2012, 4:51 pm
BBC’s coverage of religion, immigration and Europe to be scrutinised in review
The Guardian
“It’s an acceptance that these are areas where people are particularly concerned that we should get it right,” Patten told a Broadcasting Press Guild lunch in London. “We’ve been criticised in those areas and we think it’s very important to listen to

Posted: October 10, 2012, 3:35 pm
BBC Trust demands “gold standard” of child protection
Broadcast
At a Broadcasting Press Guild lunch today, Lord Patten said the Trust wanted to be satisfied with BBC procedures regarding sexual harassment, bullying and whistleblowing. “We want to ensure they’re gold standard and comply with best practice,” he said.

Posted: October 10, 2012, 3:09 pm

Radio Times
Sherlock up for best short-form drama at the 2012 Writers’ Guild Awards
Radio Times
Earlier this year Moffat won best writer at the Baftas for the episode A Scandal in Belgravia but, despite being nominated, the trio of Moffat, Gatiss and Thompson missed out on the writers’ honour at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards. Elsewhere on

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