The new DG

November 23 2012

Image of The new DG

Picture: Telegraph

Lovers of the arts should be pleased at Tony Hall's appointment as the new Director General of the BBC. As far as I can make out, he's the first DG to have serious experience of working in the arts (as Director of the Royal Opera House since 2001). He's also a singularly nice fellow - he once gave me some last-minute house tickets to Don Giovanni (which went down splendidly during a crucial moment of early courtship with Mrs G).

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