Alan Yentob

BBC1’s Kids Company ‘expose’ was nothing of the sort

4 February 2016 18:12

To her supporters, Camila Batmanghelidjh is a deeply caring woman whose charity Kids Company was cruelly extinguished last summer thanks…

Alan Yentob’s ‘resignation’ only makes him less accountable

7 December 2015 13:02

The BBC’s spin doctors will be broadly happy at the coverage Alan Yentob’s ‘resignation’ as BBC Creative Director has generated,…

Alan Yentob steps down as BBC creative director (but keeps his £150,000 TV gig)

3 December 2015 12:27

Alan Yentob has dramatically quit his £183,300 per year creative director role at the BBC. Today’s decision comes after Yentob became the…

David Cameron cannot escape blame for the Kids Company scandal

29 October 2015 13:50

Today’s National Audit Office report into the collapse of Kids Company shines new light on the scandal. It shows that…

Camila Batmanghelidjh and Alan Yentob defiant at select committee hearing

15 October 2015 13:45

The two central figures in the Kids Company fiasco, Camila Batmanghelidjh and Alan Yentob, have been grilled by the Public Administration…

Welcome to the new-look Spectator Life – that’s already making the front page news

24 September 2015 10:08

I wanted to let you know about the new issue of Spectator Life that’s out today – free with the…

The perfect storm: a right-on charity run by a right-on woman and a right-on BBC executive

10 August 2015 15:31

The BBC’s Creative Director, Alan Yentob, seems to have spent the last week or so dashing from studio to studio…

How I blew the whistle on Kids Company – and Camila Batmanghelidjh

6 August 2015 14:40

Until February 2015, when The Spectator published my article on Kids Company, not a single bad word about it or…

Journalists didn’t kill Kids Company. Camila Batmanghelidjh did

6 August 2015 11:05

To listen to Camila Batmanghelidjh on the Radio 4 this morning, you’d think that her upstanding charity had been mysteriously…

Alan Yentob admits he inspired W1A bicycle plotline

26 May 2015 13:26

With the BBC’s self satire W1A proving to be one of the corporation’s most popular shows, much has been made…

Televising theatre and opera will not attract new audiences. It will repel them

28 March 2014 16:52

Always try to get the worst seats for the opera. Upper circle. Foyer. Toilet. The nearest bus stop. The further…

Alan Yentob laments as austerity reaches Aunty

15 July 2013 14:48

Troubled times at the BBC. There has been shock at the spectacular amounts of money that have been poured down the drain, and…