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Hewlett: 'Patten is getting a grip at the BBC'

Steve Hewlett, who presents The Media Show on BBC Radio 4, has said that BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten has "taken it upon himself" to "get a grip" in the wake of the resignation of the director general.

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 has said a new director general would be chosen within weeks and a "thorough, radical, structural overhaul" of the BBC is necessary.

  • 11 Nov 2012