Politicians and broadcasters have been full of praise for the former BBC political editor, who has died at 85 after a long illness.
The 1970s cult children's TV show the Clangers is set to return with a new series in 2015, the BBC has announced.
The director general of the BBC has outlined his vision for the broadcaster over the next decade. Technology will be at its heart.
The winner of the BBC's Great British Bake Off has said she is surprised by the huge amount of attention and controversy the programme has attracted on social media.
Frances Quinn told Radio 4's Today programme: "I'm just so glad it wasn't actually going out live; having to go down there and film over a weekend knowing what was going on in the press and social media".
She said that she and the other contestants all got on well, even though "everyone is wanting to make out that we didn't".
One of the finalists in last night's Great British Bake Off has said she is surprised at the "nastiness" and "misogyny" generated by critics of the TV show.
Writing in a comment piece in The Guardian, Ruby Tandoh said: "Despite the saccharin sweetness of the Bake Off, an extraordinary amount of bitterness and bile has spewed forth every week from angry commentators, both on social media and in the press."
Tandoh, 21, made the comments after a heated Twitter spat with the chef Raymond Blanc who criticised the show's "female tears".
"I don't care if you're a patisserie king - don't be an idiot," Ruby hit back.
She added in her article: "If a show as gentle as Bake Off can stir up such a sludge of lazy misogyny in the murky waters of the internet, I hate to imagine the full scale of the problem."
A new bullying and support helpline is being launched at the BBC, Director General Tony Hall told MPs.
The BBC has come under fire from an influential group of MPs for its close ties to the Peel Group - owners of the land MediaCity UK was built on.
The Public Accounts Committee, notorious for its grilling of Starbucks and Amazon on tax evasion, said the close relationship involved "potential reputational risks" because of the Peel Group's lack of transparency on tax issues.
– Public Accounts Committee
The BBC's relationships with the Peel Group and other partner organisations involve potential reputational risks, for example, regarding the extent to which partner organisations are transparent about their tax status in the UK and the amount of tax they pay.
Concerned that public bodies require their contractors to act responsibly in relation to paying tax, we raised a report published by ExUrbe on the Peel Group which suggested that the most profitable parts of the (Peel) Group pay no UK corporation tax.
The Commons Public Accounts committee has also raised concerns about the long-term deal with the Peel Group, which owns the BBC's Salford buildings and studio facilities, given the rapidly-changing nature of broadcasting.
"The BBC locked itself into a 10-year contract for studio space at Salford, and committed to a guaranteed minimum annual spend during the contract term," the report said.
"The pace of technological change in the broadcasting sector means that the BBC could end up having to pay for studio services that it no longer needs. In the first year of this contract, the BBC underspent on one type of studio service by £500,000."
According to a report on the relocation of BBC staff to the MediaCity UK complex in Salford, employees were offered:
- Remote location allowance of £1,900 per month to cover Salford rent and travel to and from London at weekends over a two year period.
- A one-off, taxable £5,000 payment to move and an extra £3,000 towards household goods if the person moving had owned their own home in the South.
- A guaranteed minimum price for their existing home if they owned it. This is standard practice for relocation projects.
– Commons Public Accounts Committee Margaret Hodge
The BBC did a good job in completing the move to Salford on time, within budget and without disruption to the television and radio services we all enjoy.
However, the scale of some of the allowances paid to staff to relocate to Salford is difficult to justify.
There were 11 cases where the cost of relocating staff exceeded £100,000 per person, with one costing £150,000. And it is not acceptable that the BBC also failed to make a proper record of the exceptions it made to its allowance policy.
The BBC paid up to £150,000 in "excessive" relocation allowances to members of staff as part of the £224 million move to a new base in Salford, a committee of MPs has found.
Some of the allowances paid were "hard to justify", the Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) found, and the BBC Trust acknowledged the deals would "aggravate" licence fee payers.
The broadcaster offered London-based employees relocation deals to move to Salford and spent £24 million on moving nearly 900 staff at an average cost of £28,000 per person.But in 11 cases, the cost of relocating staff exceeded £100,000 per person, with one costing £150,000.
The BBC claimed that these cases reflected the "higher stamp duty and other costs involved in relocating staff who owned high value properties in the South East".
Around 10% of staff who relocated to the MediaCity UK complex received allowances that were exceptions to the BBC's standard policy, with the reasons often not properly recorded.