The news that Michael Grade is defecting to ITV is one of those things that is quite a shock but when you think about it you wonder why no one predicted it. It is all rather obvious really in retrospect. But all those learned people who write for The Guardian's media pages didn't see it coming. I suppose if he can't turn ITV round no one can, but my gut feeling is that ITV is a sinking ship and it's unsalvageable.
I've been trying to think who the frontrunners to succeed him as Chairman of the BBC might be. David Dimbleby has fancied the job in the past, but I am rather stuck for any more obvious names. Suggestions in Comments please!