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Mr Memory, who was brought on Monday’s Newsnight to memorise the title sequence and couldn’t even remember that Jeremy bloke with the beard’s name. Gosh I love telly. 

BBC marketing supremo is axed

The BBC's marketing supremo Sharon Baylay is being axed in the latest shake-up of senior figures, it was announced today.

After five stormy years in charge, Eshun quits as head of the ICA

Director resigns to write book but was not forced out, says gallery

Imagine: Art is Child's Play, BBC1<br/>A Century of Fatherhood, BBC4

Yentob's heads up on the artist's inner child

Alan Yentob 'could not do job without business class flights'

BBC boss Alan Yentob has said he could not do his high-flying job if he were unable to travel business class.

BBC bosses claimed &#163;173,527 expenses over three months

BBC executives claimed expenses totalling £173,527.04 over a three-month period, according to quarterly figures published by the BBC yesterday.

ICA faces staffing crisis as it struggles to make cuts

Staff at prestigious London arts centre take confidence vote in director

Joan Smith: Ross is out, but it's the BBC that is on the back foot

The single most important thing that happened last week, obviously, was the shock announcement that Jonathan Ross is leaving the BBC. His not-so-imminent departure – we have until the summer to prepare ourselves – was reported exhaustively, getting top billing on Radio 4's PM programme.

Sport on TV: Just because you're clever, that doesn't mean game is in the bag

As you while away those long afternoons with the family over the festive period with bored, sorry, board games, the chances are you opted for Scrabble rather than a chess tournament. It's almost as intellectually challenging but not quite as daunting, and you can watch 'Star Wars' at the same time. And these days it's just as significant, prominent, momentous. The word game's popularity has exploded, detonated, fulminated, with 150 million sets sold worldwide in 31 languages, and Imagine: Scrabble – A Night on the Tiles (BBC1, Tuesday) showed that it is taken equally as seriously as its rather snobbish relative. After all, no less than the Beeb's doyen of the arts, Alan Yentob, was scrabbling around in his sack, occasionally lost for words.

Richard Ingrams&rsquo;s Week: Corridors of power can trap the unwary outsider

I shouldn't think the name C P Snow means much to today's generation, but 40-odd years ago he was well known as a novelist – he coined the expression "the corridors of power" – and also a scientist.

BBC boss says expense claims were reasonable

The BBC executive Alan Yentob hit out at the corporation's critics and attacked ministers for trying to interfere in its affairs.

BBC chiefs claimed for champagne and jewels on expenses

Corporation releases documents revealing luxury gifts handed out by bosses

Union anger at threat of public sector pay freeze

Chancellor suggests state employees will not be immune to pain of the recession

BBC laid low by tales of state-funded high life

From wrapping paper to iPods and luxury jets, the expenses of BBC executives have been thrown open to public scrutiny

For the record: 15/06/2009

"I'm beavering away feverishly on my report; that's my only preoccupation" Lord Carter prepares to step down as Communications Minister after issuing his 'Digital Britain' report tomorrow.

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