Tony Hall

BBC Pays Tribute To Sir Bruce Forsyth, ‘One Of The Greatest Entertainers Our Country Has Known’

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 19.08.2017 | UK Entertainment

BBC Director-General Tony Hall has paid tribute to Sir Bruce Forsyth, following the sad news of his death at the age of 89. Bruce died on Friday (18 ...

Here's That Controversial BBC Pay List In Full

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK

The BBC has released details on how much its top earners were paid over the last year. The corporation had already defended its “incredible record o...

BBC Defends 'Incredible' Shows Ahead Of Revealing 96 Stars Earning More Than £150,000

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK

UPDATE: Huge Gender Pay Gap Exposed As BBC Publishes Salaries Of Top Stars The BBC has defended its “incredible record of achievement” as it brace...

Ex-BBC Chief Just Accused Its Journalists Of 'Extraordinary' Anti-Corbyn Bias

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK

One of the BBC's most senior former leaders has accused the corporation of being biased against Jeremy Corbyn, saying its journalists had launched "so...

We Face a Big Choice About the Kind of BBC We Want in the Future

Tony Hall | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK
Tony Hall

The BBC does not belong to its staff. The BBC does not belong to the Government. The BBC belongs to the country. The public are our shareholders - they pay for us. So it is their voice that will matter most in this debate. And what the public wants is a continually better BBC. So that will be our test for any future proposals. Will audiences be even happier with what they get from us? Is the BBC still able to give them the best output in the world? Have we helped the creative industries grow? That, to me, is the real debate - and the only debate that really matters.

People Have Actually Threatened To Kill BBC Boss Over Jeremy Clarkson Sacking

PA | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK

Police are investigating threats to kill BBC director-general Tony Hall, reportedly linked to his decision to axe Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson. ...

Top Tears

Nick Abbot | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Nick Abbot

It was not Danny Cohen or Tony Hall or Oisin Tymon that killed Top Gear. It was the man who made it in the first place. I am a big fan of his work but, based on the evidence we have heard over the past few weeks, I am not such a big fan of the man any more.

#SaveBBC3: David Voices Support For Record-Breaking Petition

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

'Little Britain' comic David Walliams is the latest star to voice his support for the campaign to save BBC3 as an online petitions hits a record-break...

BBC3 Axed... To Save Sherlock

Paul Blanchard | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Blanchard

Last week we heard that BBC Director General Tony Hall was expected to axe either BBC3 or BBC4. And now we discover that it's BBC3 that's got the chop.

Could Cuts Axe Fall On BBC3 And BBC4?

The Huffington Post UK | Amelia Amin | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK

BBC3 and BBC4 could be cut by the national broadcaster as part of its next round of savings. The BBC must make the savings - equivalent to 20% of t...

Tony Hall Shows Us the Importance of Music Education

Sarah Derbyshire | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Derbyshire

For me, inspiration is key in catching children at a young age. We have to inspire children to take up an instrument; inspire children through the achievements of their peers; and, once involved in music, inspire them through offering experiences of the highest quality so that they keep music at the centre of their lives.

'What Would Britain Look Like Without The BBC?'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK

BBC director-general Lord Hall has warned that threats from senior Tories to cut the corporation's licence fee revenues would force it to cut services...

Jimmy Savile Sex Abuse Inquiry Cost BBC Around £5m

PA | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK

The BBC has spent around £5 million investigating the Jimmy Savile sex scandal so far and the final bill is still not in. The corporation's annual...

'Strong Undercurrent Of Fear' At The BBC

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK

More than two thirds of BBC staff have witnessed workplace bullying, a shock new report has found. The Respect At Work review said senior bosses we...

We Were Satisfied LSE Students Knew The Risks, Say BBC

PA | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education

New BBC director-general Tony Hall has defended the Panorama documentary on North Korea which was criticised for putting university students at risk a...

Who Have Been The Other Casualties, A Week On From Thatcher's Death?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK

Lavish tributes from Conservative MPs, a ceremonial funeral and bellicose Daily Mail headlines calling out the disrespectful - these were the most pre...

Tony Hall: Turn Around Guy

Bonnie Greer | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bonnie Greer

In short, Tony is a major turn-around guy. But he knows better than most of us that he really has his work cut out for him now. He may disagree with me, but the truth is that the BBC is another country.

Jimmy Savile Lessons 'Have Been Learnt'

PA | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK

The lessons from the Jimmy Savile affair are being learnt by the BBC, the new director general said today. Tony Hall said all of the recommendation...

LOOK: It's The BBC Christmas Panto!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.12.2012 | UK Comedy

Poster designed for The Huffington Post UK by @cohendave and @DavidLBeresford. More TOPICALOLs: 20 Amazing Royal Baby Facts The Pope's Surprisi...

Jokes Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK Comedy

Welcome to the end of the week that was. The week that America celebrated Thanksgiving, and a few people in the Church of England celebrated the vote ...

Tony Hall's Appointment Shows Why We Should Ignore Old School Ties

Bobby Friedman | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Politics
Bobby Friedman

Hall's appointment provides a very good reminder of why big decisions should not be made on the basis of irrelevant factors like where someone went to school. Just as a candidate should not be promoted because of an old school tie, he should not be strangled because of it either.

New BBC Director- General Urges Unity At Troubled Broadcaster

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK

The new director-general of the BBC vowed to drag the broadcaster out of its crisis today saying: "I know we can get through this." Tony Hall, the ...

Royal Opera House Chief Exec To Be BBC Director General

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK

Tony Hall, chief executive of the Royal Opera House, is to be appointed director-general of the BBC, the corporation reported on Thursday. The 61-y...