Arts news round-up
2 September 2014
BBC STAFF VOTE TO STRIKE OVER JOB LOSSES
BBC staff have voted to go on strike in a row over job losses, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has said.
BBC WORLD SERVICE BOSS PETER HORROCKS TO STEP DOWN
The director of the BBC World Service, Peter Horrocks, is to leave the corporation in the New Year, it has been announced.
JEREMY PAXMAN – NO LOVE FOR LUVVIES
He may be gone from Newsnight, but Jeremy Paxman hasn’t lost the fire in his belly. Despite much acclaim for his one-man show in Edinburgh, it appears he still has a fair amount of disdain for those who tread the boards for a living.
BBC NEWS STAFF VOTE TO STRIKE
NUJ and Bectu members back industrial action over plans to cut more than 400 posts as part of savings initiative
RONA FAIRHEAD, GOVERNMENT'S CHOICE TO CHAIR BBC TRUST, TO BE GRILLED BY MPS
Rough ride likely for former FT chief executive when she appears before Commons culture, media and sport committee
BBC WORLD SERVICE CHIEF TO STEP DOWN
Peter Horrocks to leave position as executive of global news operations in the new year to ‘find a new challenge’
DAILY TELEGRAPH THEATRE CRITIC FAMED FOR NICOLE KIDMAN REVIEW RETIRES
Charles Spencer, the Daily Telegraph's theatre critic for the last 25 years, is to retire. "I have loved my job," he is quoted as saying in a press release announcement, "but critics shouldn't go on too long.
30 MOST POWERFUL WOMEN IN BRITISH TV AND RADIO NAMED BY RADIO TIMES
Presenters and executives, including Mary Berry and Kirsty Wark, among on- and off-screen talent on list drawn up by panel
BECTU MEMBERS AGREE TO 2% PAY INCREASE AT REGIONAL VENUES
BECTU members in regional theatres have voted to accept a two-year pay deal, which would see their earnings increase by 2% for 2014/15 if venue managers accept the offer.