Category Archives: Entwistle and Patten

Business as usual. (Phew!)

“Psst, hey, you there, yes Jeremy, whatever your name is. Paxo? Hey, I’ve got somebody I want you to talk to, I mean with, on your little programme tonight. Thing is ole Pollard’s come up trumps for us and it’s … Continue reading

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New DG – OK, no change there, then.

“That’s it then? I got the Pepsi machine going again and now I’m out? OK, OK, so where’s me big brown envelope then. I’ve done two weeks, you know.” Alas, the consistently deep waters of The Organisation close in again. … Continue reading

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Another brick in the road

Busily mending fences, patching up the holes, resurfacing the tarmacadam of the BBC’s corporate identity and redirecting shovelfuls of our license fees towards these political and not programming goals – look, the Plumber’s hard at work now, with nighttime legal … Continue reading

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New Plumbing at the BBC?

As dust settled out from the latest turbulence  in Broadcasting  House it was decided to hold another Press Conference. “I’m getting used to giving the briefings and not reporting on them” one journalist was heard to mutter. After coughing loudly … Continue reading

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Well, well, well

Misdirection. They are loudly telling us now not to leave a scrap of any infected Ash trees in our gardens. “Don’t just prune off the dead bits and throw them on the compost heap but CHOP THEM DOWN AND BURN … Continue reading

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And so will Paxman fall on his Sword?

Twistlings: The best form of defence is attack. Distraction can cover other actions. It’s a good way to reseal bad news. So “If not him then who?” Is one’s man’s career more important than a whole organisation – is this … Continue reading

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The Blame Game

I’ve got a good friend who I met up with this morning. Well, when I say “Good friend”, I mean someone I’ve seen often and always had cheery, open and positive conversation with. Someone reliable. He’s Asian and sells copies … Continue reading

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