George Entwistle and Lord Patten
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BBC needs 'radical overhaul', says Lord Patten

A "thorough, radical, structural overhaul" of the BBC is necessary in the wake of the resignation of the director general, BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten has said.

George Entwistle quit on Saturday after a controversial Newsnight report led to a former Tory treasurer being wrongly accused as a child abuser.

Number 10 sources says the BBC has the capacity to "reform itself".

Lord Patten said a new director general would be chosen within weeks

Nick Higham reports.

  • 11 Nov 2012
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