Of course the BBC has been to a significant extent the source of its own misfortunes. The fashion for unscripted two-way interviews with correspondents who in some cases may be only half awake led to a mistake being made for which the BBC is paying a heavy price.

Martin Bell arbeidet for BBC i 34 år, og ble et begrep under sin dekning av krigen i Bosnia. Han er nå medlem av parlamentet.