BBC 'did not lose the plot' over £1 million payoff

Former Director General of the BBC Mark Thompson appears before the Commons Public Accounts Committee.

Mark Thompson told MPs the BBC had not "lost the plot" when it agreed a payoff of almost £1 million to his former deputy, Mark Byford.

The former Director General said it was part of a move to axe senior executives which would give the BBC "£19 million of savings for every year into the future" and he believed he "had the full support of the BBC Trust" to order it.