"Meet the controllers" is the equivalent of the dressage stage. Controller (and, in some cases, the interlocutor) have to perform an equine gavotte, where they combining bigging up their creative drive with minor moans about their lack of funding, in a balance inoffensive to George Entwistle and Lord Patten. Janice Hadlow, Controller BBC2 is paired with Lorraine Heggessey. Zai Bennett, Controller BBC3 will be taken round the course by Matthew Wright. Danny Cohen, Controller BBC1 attempts the piaffe with Kirsty Wark. Richard Klein, Controller BBC4, will be schooled in the flying change by Muriel Gray.
At executive level, George might well be short of women soon. Caroline Thomson probably won't stay long; Zarin Patel has had a long run; Helen Boaden is said to feel pretty bruised by the DG race. So people will be watching, with varying degrees of apprehension, the body language of Jay Hunt and Lorraine Heggessey.
There are also be assessments to be made of those who might join at lower levels, such as Emma Tennant and Angela Jain.