The BBC's Director of News James Harding failed to provide a direct answer to Steve Hewlett on the R4 Media Show on most questions this afternoon.
Will BBC Worldwide have to pay BBC Headquarters for the use of 11,000 recipes on its advertising-funded site bbcgoodfood.com ? Has the BBC considered the market impact of moving said recipes from an ad-free platform to one carrying ads ? Weren't the BBC briefing yesterday that the recipes were being, in internet terms, 'mothballed' ? If they didn't (which James Harding claimed) why on earth was there a need to change the message to the press, that these recipes would now always be searchable ?
Have a little listen if you've got time.