1 Portrayal |
Lord John Birt | Lord Birt
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The BBC I leave has never been creatively stronger, it has never been better managed, we are a global force, we understand the future. I am very proud of that. When people complain about management of the BBC, I am unashamed. We are better managed, we are much more efficient, we are much more effective, we have a better understanding of the environment in which we operate, and no broadcasting ...
While he was Director-General of the BBC, Birt was famously described by renowned playwright Dennis Potter
as a "croak-voiced Dalek". This comparison led to him being portrayed as Davros, the megalomaniac mad scientist and creator of the Daleks in a Christmas tape made by BBC staff. Reference was again made to this by actor Tom Baker
and former BBC director and producer David Maloney
on the DVD ...