Tony Hall’s bid to boost and retain talent faces fresh challenges from white paper
Recently top BBC executives have been disappearing faster than characters in BBC2 hit drama Line of Duty. Eight have gone in as many months, three of them from the newly launched BBC Studios – the new £400m venture that now houses most of the BBC’s in-house shows, including hits such as Top Gear and Strictly Come Dancing.
The latest to announce his departure was Mark Freeland, who was due to head up scripted comedy and drama. He quit on Thursday on the eve of the creation of BBC Studios, declaring that “proposed … strategic changes … will not give me the creative platform I need to be at my very best and add maximum value to the Studios project”. Continue reading...