Friday, February 15, 2008

Today moves closer to the Notting Hill set

Unbelievable perhaps but

The Times this morning reports the worries of Today presenter James Naughtie about the programme moving studios

Tory bias at the BBC? Surely not. But James Naughtie tells the in-house BBC magazine Ariel that moving the Today programme from Broadcasting House in Central London out west to Shepherds Bush may have brought about just that. “If you’re a Cabinet minister you can’t get back from W12 to Westminster in time to catch all the morning meetings,” he says. “Some do – and thank God it’s a Notting Hill set around [David] Cameron, because they often come in. I hate to admit it, but if you’re a chancellor of the exchequer, it’s probably not sensible to come to Shepherds Bush at 8am.” He adds: “Oddly enough, we’re all supposed to be moving back in a few years’ time. I’ll say no more.”

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