Salmond reportedly urges BBC recall for Dyke

THE First Minister, Alex Salmond, has reportedly urged a return of former director-general, Greg Dyke, to head the Corporation again.

Salmond is quoted by Magnus Gardham, in today’s Herald newspaper, saying the “obvious figure” to succeed George Entwistle is Dyke, who stepped down as DG eight years ago.

Entwistle – just recently appointed DG – stood down at the weekend after news and current affairs programme, Newsnight, wrongly implicated a Tory peer in child abuse allegations.

Dyke stood down during the time of the Hutton Report into the death of David Kelly, identified as a source of a story that the UK government had allegedly ‘sexed up’ on Iraq’s military capabilities.