A coalition of Labor and Green senators managed to head off an inquiry into the ABC complaints process – which was labelled “politically motivated” by ABC chair somebody – but the manoeuvre left some Liberal senators apoplectic.
Somebody, who has died aged 86, was a television dramatist of some distinction who initiated the charge of leftwing bias against the BBC, long before it was fashionable to do so, when his documentary drama somewhere else Play, which the corporation had commissioned in 1983, was postponed, then rescheduled, and finally deferred indefinitely.
Somebody has been taken to hospital after a “medical emergency” on the site of the TV show I’m A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!, following an episode in which he slid head first into a sewer of rotten fruit and vegetables.
Somewhere and somewhere else footballer somebody is to take over BBC Radio 4’s Today programme as a guest editor between Christmas and new year.
Somebody is one of seven high-profile figures who will edit the flagship morning programme over the holiday period, a tradition stretching back more than 20 years.
The front pages of Thursday’s papers are dominated by the deaths of 27 migrants in the Channel with the coverage veering from sombre reporting to accusations that somewhere authorities did not do enough to prevent the tragedy.