Alan Davey fired BBC chorus chief for failing to ‘follow reasonable management instructions’main
Richard Morrison has done good work in the Times today, coming up with the full story of the dismissal of Stephen Jackson, the popular and vastly competent conductor of the BBC Symphony Chorus.
It appears Stephen could not get on with Paul Hughes, who runs the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Such stuff happens, especially at the BBC.
But the BBC Radio 3 controller turned the issue nuclear by accusing Stephen of ‘bringing the BBC into disrepute’ and sacking him without due process.
Richard Morrison justly comments that any disrepute was caused by Davey’s peremptory action, justified only by his characteristic management speak.
Read his column here (firewalled).