Having a mooch through the Feedback site I see Roger Bolton has a few thoughts on the internal workings of the BBC such as this about Woman’s Hour:
As you well know BBC programmes are supposed to be impartial but I’m not sure if that can be said of Woman’s Hour, at least when it comes to feminism. Woman’s Hour is in fact a powerful advocate for women’s empowerment.
Then there was this:
Bolton’s comments on this must have made him popular with his colleagues:
Presenters like John Humphrys are now on the staff. Should they be silent?
I will try and say something controversial on the issue.
It is this…..
Don’t take too much notice of what presenters say because most don’t know much about the issues involved.
I speak as someone who has been on both sides of the fence, a former BBC executive (dispensed with in politically sensitive times) as well as a presenter.
The latter are primarily performers, preoccupied with the content of the programmes they are presenting. If they have a strong journalistic background they probably think most management is a waste of time and see its representatives as roadblocks to be driven around.
Many know little, and care less, about budgets, training and other issues. So don’t pay too much attention to them, or me.
BBC executives are, of course, self-interested when discussing the future of the organisation that feeds and clothes them, but many do care passionately about the BBC and public service broadcasting. Some presenters are just self-centred.
Wonder if Bolton got any ‘feedback’ on that.