BBC veteran Michael Buerk has said the broadcaster is increasingly excluding working-class talent in favour of “gilded youth”.
Alastair Campbell has suggested that John Humphrys’ on-air manner and welcome of Brexiteers led to a drop in ratings for BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.
Chris Evans grew his audience at BBC Radio 2 by nearly 250,000 listeners just before his departure from the station, new research shows.
BBC Studios has lost the rights to produce long-running quiz show Mastermind, which will return to the famous interrogation style of its roots.
John Humphrys has said he fears life after the Today programme but feels he “should have gone years ago”.
John Humphrys’ name has become synonymous with the BBC over a 50-year career at the broadcaster.
John Humphrys quipped that leaving the Today programme “will make other people happier” as he hosted the flagship show following news that he plans to leave.
John Humphrys plans to quit the Today programme this year after 32 years fronting the early-morning broadcast.
Veteran BBC interviewer John Humphrys had the tables turned on him when an MP demanded to know if he had apologised to a colleague over controversial remarks he made regarding the gender pay gap at the BBC.
The BBC has proposed a £320,000 cap on its news presenters’ salaries after an outcry over gender pay inequality.
The most popular specialist subject on Mastermind is Harry Potter, but it is rarely ever allowed, the show’s producer says.
John Humphrys says he would “like to think” he has given the BBC “reasonable value for money over the years”.
Radio 4 Today host John Humphrys has said it was his decision to take a pay cut, adding “I’m not exactly on the breadline” as he and other big-name male BBC stars – Huw Edwards, Nicky Campbell, Jon Sopel, Nick Robinson, and Jeremy Vine – reduced their salaries.
Four male presenters at the BBC have accepted pay cuts following revelations over equal pay, the corporation has reported.