The BBC has apologised to audiences after TV and radio schedules were hit by a journalists' strike today:
We are disappointed that the NUJ has gone ahead with today's strike and apologise to our audience for the disruption to services.
Unfortunately industrial action does not alter the fact that the BBC has significant savings targets and as a consequence may have to make a number of compulsory redundancies.
Programmes including the flagship Today on Radio 4 and BBC One's Breakfast did not air as scheduled this morning.
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