Media: Talk of the Trade: As not advertised

LIZ FORGAN, managing director of BBC Radio, nailed her integrity to the mast on Monday when she announced the retirement of Johnny Beerling, controller of Radio 1. The post would definitely be advertised externally, she promised. It was 'only proper' that the BBC should advertise top posts.

Of course, one recent vacancy was filled without being advertised either externally or internally: the one now occupied by Liz Forgan as managing director, BBC Radio.