The good-ship BBC won’t steer itself, and it’s just been announced that George Entwistle is the next to take the wheel. Currently director of BBC Vision (the Beeb’s fancy name for TV,) Entwistle will take over from Mark Thompson, who announced back in March that he’d be leaving Auntie’s warm embrace. Appointment to the £450,000-a-year (about $ 287,000) role is always keenly observed, with much of the future direction of the broadcasting stalwart considered to rest on its shoulders. Entwistle cut his teeth on such programs as Tomorrow’s World, Panorama and Newsnight, before working his way into more executive roles. Thompson will hold the fort until after the Olympics, before handing the (figurative) baton over to Entwistle.
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