Tag Archives: Mark Thompson

AA’s Tim Lefroy snubs ‘big society’ offer from government advisers Sorrell and Lane Fox

We’re reading between the lines here of course but WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell and woman-about-everything-new-media Martha Lane Fox are advising the coalition government on its communications policy, in particular its desire to get more bang for its bucks (or, ...

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BBC’s Mark Thompson says Panorama FIFA timing was production-driven coincidence

And if you believe that you’ll believe anything. BBC director general Mark Thompson told Sunday’s Andrew Marr Show that the reason the corporation’s Panorama FIFA programme, which essentially broadcast some warmed-over material about bribery that referred to events at least ...

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BBC fails to make its case for Panorama FIFA bribery programme timing

“It should have been on the History Channel,” said David Dein, former director of Arsenal, of the BBC Panorama programme on bribery at FIFA, the governing body of world football. Dein, who is now trying to apply sticking plaster to ...

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Is Today invitation to Katie Price an own goal for BBC brand?

Mark Thompson must be grinding his teeth this morning following the news broken by the Times that the Today programme is in talks with Katie Price, aka Jordan, about guest-editing an episode of the daily news and current affairs programme ...

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BBC says it isn’t trying to sabotage 2018 World Cup bid – but it’s making a bloody good job of it

The BBC’s Panorama current affairs programme is planning to broadcast an edition on November 29 examining corruption in FIFA, the body that runs world football. On December 2 the twenty-odd delegates of FIFA who will make the decision about the ...

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