Friday, November 21, 2008
The BBC Trust has spoken. Its head, Sir Michael Lyons, noted that the Russell Brand/Jonathan Ross situation could have been "avoided" if the BBC had paid attention to its own guidelines, and the pair was likely to be troublesome. But he also seem to think the matter is now closed, and supports the actions taken by BBC Director General Mark Thompson. The Trust recommended that the BBC create a list of "high-risk" programs to try to anticipate further problems. Read more here; the page also provides a link to Sir Michael's comments. Here's a link to the BBC Trust's report.