Reuters

Royal Opera chief gets top job at scandal-hit BBC

Share Slideshow

Tony Hall, who has been appointed director general of the BBC poses for a photograph at New Broadcasting House in central London November 22, 2012. Hall, a former director of BBC news, will replace George Entwistle who resigned earlier this month after just 54 days after failing to get to grips with a child sex abuse scandal that has thrown the 90-year-old state-funded broadcaster into turmoil. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Tony Hall, who has been appointed director general of the BBC poses for a photograph at New Broadcasting House in central London November 22, 2012. Hall, a former director of BBC news, will replace George Entwistle who resigned earlier this month after just 54 days after failing to get to grips with a child sex abuse scandal that has thrown the 90-year-old state-funded broadcaster into turmoil. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett
Close
1 / 7

BBC Trust Chairman Chris Patten speaks to the media following a news conference with Tony Hall, who has been appointed director general of the BBC, inside New Broadcasting House in central London November 22, 2012. Hall, a former director of BBC news, will replace George Entwistle who resigned earlier this month after just 54 days after failing to get to grips with a child sex abuse scandal that has thrown the 90-year-old...more

BBC Trust Chairman Chris Patten speaks to the media following a news conference with Tony Hall, who has been appointed director general of the BBC, inside New Broadcasting House in central London November 22, 2012. Hall, a former director of BBC news, will replace George Entwistle who resigned earlier this month after just 54 days after failing to get to grips with a child sex abuse scandal that has thrown the 90-year-old state-funded broadcaster into turmoil. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Close
2 / 7

BBC creative director Alan Yentob (L) embraces Tony Hall, who has been appointed director general of the BBC, as they leave New Broadcasting House in central London November 22, 2012. Hall, a former director of BBC news, will replace George Entwistle who resigned earlier this month after just 54 days after failing to get to grips with a child sex abuse scandal that has thrown the 90-year-old state-funded broadcaster into turmoil....more

BBC creative director Alan Yentob (L) embraces Tony Hall, who has been appointed director general of the BBC, as they leave New Broadcasting House in central London November 22, 2012. Hall, a former director of BBC news, will replace George Entwistle who resigned earlier this month after just 54 days after failing to get to grips with a child sex abuse scandal that has thrown the 90-year-old state-funded broadcaster into turmoil. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Close
3 / 7

Tony Hall, who has been appointed director general of the BBC, gestures as he leaves New Broadcasting House in central London November 22, 2012. Hall, a former director of BBC news, will replace George Entwistle who resigned earlier this month after just 54 days after failing to get to grips with a child sex abuse scandal that has thrown the 90-year-old state-funded broadcaster into turmoil. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Tony Hall, who has been appointed director general of the BBC, gestures as he leaves New Broadcasting House in central London November 22, 2012. Hall, a former director of BBC news, will replace George Entwistle who resigned earlier this month after just 54 days after failing to get to grips with a child sex abuse scandal that has thrown the 90-year-old state-funded broadcaster into turmoil. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Close
4 / 7

Tony Hall, who has been appointed director general of the BBC, smiles as he leaves New Broadcasting House in central London November 22, 2012. Hall, a former director of BBC news, will replace George Entwistle who resigned earlier this month after just 54 days after failing to get to grips with a child sex abuse scandal that has thrown the 90-year-old state-funded broadcaster into turmoil. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Tony Hall, who has been appointed director general of the BBC, smiles as he leaves New Broadcasting House in central London November 22, 2012. Hall, a former director of BBC news, will replace George Entwistle who resigned earlier this month after just 54 days after failing to get to grips with a child sex abuse scandal that has thrown the 90-year-old state-funded broadcaster into turmoil. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Close
5 / 7

Tony Hall, who has been appointed director general of the BBC, smiles as he is shown around the news rooms at New Broadcasting House in central London November 22, 2012. Hall, a former director of BBC news, will replace George Entwistle who resigned earlier this month after just 54 days after failing to get to grips with a child sex abuse scandal that has thrown the 90-year-old state-funded broadcaster into turmoil. REUTERS/Dylan...more

Tony Hall, who has been appointed director general of the BBC, smiles as he is shown around the news rooms at New Broadcasting House in central London November 22, 2012. Hall, a former director of BBC news, will replace George Entwistle who resigned earlier this month after just 54 days after failing to get to grips with a child sex abuse scandal that has thrown the 90-year-old state-funded broadcaster into turmoil. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Close
6 / 7

Tony Hall (R) who has been appointed director general of the BBC, and the BBC Trust Chairman, Chris Patten, pose for a photograph at New Broadcasting House in central London November 22, 2012. Hall, a former director of BBC news, will replace George Entwistle who resigned earlier this month after just 54 days after failing to get to grips with a child sex abuse scandal that has thrown the 90-year-old state-funded broadcaster into...more

Tony Hall (R) who has been appointed director general of the BBC, and the BBC Trust Chairman, Chris Patten, pose for a photograph at New Broadcasting House in central London November 22, 2012. Hall, a former director of BBC news, will replace George Entwistle who resigned earlier this month after just 54 days after failing to get to grips with a child sex abuse scandal that has thrown the 90-year-old state-funded broadcaster into turmoil. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett
Close
7 / 7

All Collections

Black Friday frenzy

5:58pm GMT

All Collections

Photos of the week

5:03pm GMT

All Collections

Inside North Korea

4:55pm GMT

All Collections

Bhopal - 30 years on

3:10pm GMT

All Collections

Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade

Thursday, November 27, 2014

All Collections

Protests over Ferguson continue

Thursday, November 27, 2014

All Collections

Syria's al Qaeda wing

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

All Collections

Police clear Hong Kong camp

Wednesday, November 26, 2014