BBC tightens up compliance rules


Presenters (and their agents) of TV and radio shows produced for the BBC are now banned from executive producing their own shows. The new regulations cover shows made in-house by the BBC and by independent production companies.

According to a report by, the BBC believes that executive producer involvement in a show by presenters and their agents “has the potential to give rise to conflicts regarding editorial or compliance issues”. There will be exceptions in “exceptional circumstances” however.

This move is a direct result of a much-publicised row involving presenters Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand and actor Andrew Sachs.


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