Diary: Hit Or Miss... Mark Byford

The BBC's interim director-general gave his chances of landing the job proper no good at all when he introduced chairman-elect Michael Grade to the troops at White City. Mark Byford's sharp exit off stage left Grade's outstretched arm momentarily in limbo, and several papers ran the picture. Byford's overdone bear hug on missing the gesture couldn't paper over the contrast between the genial touchy-feely Dykist and the comparatively aloof arch-Birtist. Some think the combination will serve Auntie well. If so, the rapport between the two is not quite there yet. Quite literally a...

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