Mark Thompson on The Andrew Marr Show
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Mark Thompson warns against further cuts

On his last day as director general of the BBC, Mark Thompson has said if the BBC is to have the best presenters and broadcast rights, they must be paid for.

Appearing on the Andrew Marr show, Mr Thompson said the BBC was "getting very, very close to the edge" after the latest round of cost-cutting.

"When you look around... it's very hard to see what more you can cut."

You can watch the Andrew Marr Show in full on the BBC iPlayer

  • 16 Sep 2012