Richard Sharp

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Richard Sharp ‘unsuitable’ for chair, says former BBC boss
John Birt says appointment process for chairman ‘fatally flawed’ due to ‘cosiness’ of Boris Johnson loan

Rachel Hall

28, Mar, 2023 @7:16 PM

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BBC chair Richard Sharp ‘helped friend get paid job’ advising corporation
Caroline Daniel reportedly advanced by Sharp for role as adviser on editorial standards and impartiality

Danya Hajjaji

21, Mar, 2023 @1:54 PM

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After Garygate, I’ve shown my BBC licence fee the red card | Stewart Lee
In response to the Gary Lineker saga, should we defund the broadcaster or continue to support it? Both options are a win for the Tories

Stewart Lee

19, Mar, 2023 @10:00 AM

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The Guardian view on BBC independence: compromised at the top | Editorial
Editorial: Evidence of capitulation to political pressure shows how vulnerable the national broadcaster has become


15, Mar, 2023 @7:12 PM

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BBC needs to update its social media guidelines, says Ofcom chief
Melanie Dawes tells MPs BBC should look again at what its guidelines ask of contributors as well as staff

Alex Hern UK technology editor

14, Mar, 2023 @2:05 PM

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Labour’s attempt to block illegal migration bill defeated in Commons – as it happened
Opposition amendment to stop the government barring small boat arrivals claiming asylum defeated by 312 votes to 249

Tom Ambrose (now) and Andrew Sparrow (earlier)

13, Mar, 2023 @10:40 PM

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BBC leadership under renewed pressure after Gary Lineker U-turn
Corporation’s reinstatement of Match of the Day presenter described as a ‘capitulation’

Mark Sweney and Pippa Crerar

13, Mar, 2023 @7:53 PM

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BBC chair Richard Sharp under growing pressure to quit over Gary Lineker row
Keir Starmer describes Sharp’s position as ‘increasingly untenable’ as Rishi Sunak offers lukewarm defence of BBC chair

Pippa Crerar Political editor

13, Mar, 2023 @3:00 PM

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So Lineker is back. The mutiny is over. But the BBC can’t risk this humiliation again | Jane Martinson
The standoff occurred because the rules are not clear and the BBC management is dysfunctional. Both must be addressed now, says Guardian columnist Jane Martinson

Jane Martinson

13, Mar, 2023 @11:03 AM

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Gary Lineker may return to Match of the Day as talks with BBC progress – reports
Sources close to presenter said to be confident impartiality row will be resolved to his satisfaction in next 24 hours

Caroline Davies

13, Mar, 2023 @8:37 AM

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Pressure on BBC chair mounts over Gary Lineker suspension
Executives race to resolve Match of the Day presenter standoff as senior Tories stop short of backing Richard Sharp on impartiality

Jessica Elgot, Josh Halliday and Aubrey Allegretti

12, Mar, 2023 @7:19 PM

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Lineker row threatens to topple BBC chiefs and hit Tory asylum plans
Broadcaster forced to slash TV coverage, while BBC chair and director general face calls to resign over crisis

Vanessa Thorpe, Michael Savage and Toby Helm

11, Mar, 2023 @8:00 PM

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