Letter: New man at the BBC

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The Independent Culture

Sir: Well you Poms and the dear old certainly know how to entertain us ("Why on earth can't the find a new Director-General?", 23 June).

Start with a script for a John Cleese training video on staff selection techniques, add a cast of Gilbert and Sullivan characters with names like Sir Christopher Bland, Dame Pauline Somebody-Jones and Baroness Young of Old Scone, then rev up the farce by having these dignified worthies ask the chief executive of Sony Corporation if he's had any experience of running a large organisation.

Laugh? Best comedy in years, though we do think the satire on the thickness of Britain's upper crust is a bit too cruel.