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Newsnight looks at the BBC's new director general

23 November 2012 Last updated at 00:16 GMT

The chief executive of the Royal Opera House and the BBC's former director of news, Tony Hall, has been appointed the corporation's new director general.

BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten said Lord Hall was "the right person to lead the BBC out of its current crisis".

Newsnight's Stephen Smith takes a look at the man swapping opera for another kind of drama.