One very important boss, the current Director-General Tony Hall, seemed to be keeping a distinctly low profile. It was, by the way, essentially Chris Patten's decision to offer the director-generalship to Tony Hall after his previous nominee failed to deliver. So why, on such an important day for the BBC, did Lord Hall not surface to give interviews to programmes like Channel 4 News and Newsnight?
Lord Hall: the next BBC disaster waiting to happen? He spoke recently about the death of David Frost.