BBC Controller stepping down

With all the excitement of the Twelfth, and our cosy chats about the holiday here on Slugger, it would be easy to miss other important stories. Notwithstanding Pete’s reporting on people reporting on us and rusty boats, I see Anna Carragher has announced her retirement from the BBC. Ms Carragher has been with the BBC since 1970 and has been Controller since 2000.

I only met her once, and unfortunately I didnt know who she was, so just chatted about a lovely red scarf she was wearing. Colleagues of mine who were watching were desperately impressed that I seemed to know this powerful person! I had to spoil the illusion I’m afraid, not that anyone was too surprised.