Other BBC-related reading, if you've got the time:
Mike Dowd: Chiles is one to watch – with suspicion
Kathy Gyngell: The feminists’ Project Fear
Mail on Sunday: Woman's Hour presenter Dame Jenni Murray heading for a tax tribunal showdown as officials ask her for a 'very significant' sum of money
The last item features this, which made me laugh (especially the last paragraph quoted):
Simpson was so bruised that his novel became all about the “foul BBC” and its machinations and he was looking forward to causing trouble.
Then he heard Harding was leaving and being replaced by a “blessed friend … a wonderful, wonderful” woman who saved him.
The appointment of Fran Unsworth led to some rewriting. “It doesn’t take place at the BBC, it takes place more or less at Sky News.”Nice!