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.
Jennifer Saunders, the star of BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous, has called the broadcaster “a corporate, executive-run place for idiots”.
In an interview with Glamour Magazine, the writer and comedian said the BBC was no longer a fun place to work and had become "unrecognisable".
“It’s become top-heavy in such an ugly way,” she said.
"They went corporate instead of being what they should be, which is a national resource, a place which trains people and curates the best programmes, and encourages talent and does great news and journalism.”
“It’s just so weird that they could put people off coming into the building."
More must be done to strengthen the role of auditors holding the BBC to account after what has been an "annus horribilis" for the corporation, Culture Secretary Maria Miller has said.
She said she wanted a system where the National Audit Office was allowed access to the BBC "without hindrance or delay".
Auditors from the public spending watchdog have had greater freedom to deal with the BBC in recent years, but still have to agree subjects in advance and do not have the flexibility to react to events quickly.
Speaking at the Royal Television Society convention in Cambridge, Ms Miller said the appearance of seven past and present BBC executives before MPs on Monday was "a grim day for its senior management".
Last night's closing credits of Newsnight acknowledged the gaffe by its editor Ian Katz after he accidentally tweeted that Labour's shadow Treasury minister Rachel Reeves was "boring" and "snoring."
The former Guardian deputy editor meant to send his remarks in a private message but instead posted it to his 27,000 followers.
Mr Katz issued a written apology to Labour and Ms Reeves for his comments.
Sir David Attenborough has labelled the salaries of BBC's senior management as a "huge embarrassment" in the wake of the latest controversy over executive pay at the organisation.
Current and former BBC executives were heavily criticised by MPs yesterday over large payoffs to former staff.
The veteran presenter said: "It doesn't require me to say that it is a huge embarrassment that salaries of that size are being paid in a public service organisation."
Attenborough insisted the BBC were just going through a "bad patch" and remained "one of the most important strands in the cultural life" of Britain.
The 87-year-old described the possibility of a cut to the organisations funding as a potential "catastrophe".
This was an attempt by MPs to try and work out why all the money that taxpayers pay in the licence fee was going - some of it to BBC bosses who were leaving.
I'm not sure they did get to the bottom of it because what we had was seven executives falling over themselves to insist they did not know about this, and that they weren't involved in things that other people said they were involved in.
Asign perhaps of the bitterness, when one BBC journalist tweeted that the BBCnewsroom had cheered at the exchange when the human resources boss was told off about 'lies'.
The MP Margaret Hodge, who chairs the Public Accounts Committee, said this was an unedifying occasion forthe BBC that had served only to damage it and I think it will make thegovernment look again at how the BBC is regulated.
Seven BBC executives - past and present - argued over who knew what and when about huge pay-offs to senior staff, as they appeared in front of the Public Accounts Committee today.
Former director-general Mark Thompson, was forced to deny a charge that the BBC had "lost the plot" when it agreed a pay-off of almost £1 million to his former deputy, Mark Byford.
ITV News' UK editor Lucy Manning reports.
The chair of the Public Accounts Committee Margaret Hodge has described the questioning of BBC executives as an "unedifying occasion which can only damage the standing and the reputation of the BBC".
Current and former BBC executives were questioned by members of the committee today in the wake of controversy over large payoffs to corporation executives.
Ms Hodge said: "At best what we've seen is incompetence, lack of central control, a failure to communicate for a broadcaster whose job is communicating.
"At worst we may have seen people covering their backs by being less than open. That is not good."
The chairman of the BBC Trust said there was "a cultural issue" of high pay that had to be dealt with and he apologised for.
Lord Patten said:
The best cultural director in the world, Neil MacGregor, got £180,000 a year for running the British Museum. How many people at the BBC get paid more than that and how can we justify that?