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4/02/2004 02:38:00 am - Reported by Shaun Lyon

Newly appointed BBC Chairman Michael Grade gave an interview today to the PM program on BBC Radio 4. One of the topics discussed was Doctor Who. "The last time I axed Doctor Who," Grade told host Eddie Mair, "there was all sorts of consternation amongst the Board of Governors. It's not a matter for the Governors, it's a matter for the Management." He mentioned that he would tolerate the return of the series: "This time it's none of my business what happens to Doctor Who, as long as I don't have to watch it." Grade, as BBC Chairman, is not responsible for the decisions made on BBC programming, as we reported yesterday. You can listen to the interview at the PM site on BBCi by clicking here. (Thanks to Frank Shailes, Jonathan Boakes)

Additionally, BBCi has an interesting viewer feedback poll up. Called "Do you make the Grade?," it's a BBC news poll about the Grade appointment. "Michael Grade has been appointed BBC chairman and will have a tough job on his hands in the wake of Lord Hutton's criticism of the BBC earlier this year. But do you think you have what it takes to do the corporation's top job? Our quiz below features nine questions every BBC chairman should know." (Thanks to Steve Tribe)