BBC executives contradict each other in pay-off row

The BBC has become embroiled in a row over pay-offs made to former staff. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Former BBC director-general Mark Thompson has hit back in the row over bumper pay-offs to senior staff.

Mr Thompson said the BBC Trust, which governs the corporation, was fully informed about the £1m redundancy package paid to his former deputy Mark Byford.

His claims contradict evidence Lord Patten, the chairman of the BBC Trust gave to MPs.ITV News correspondent Juliet Bremner reports.