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Hall set for first day at BBC

BBC Director-General Tony Hall (R) and Chris Patten, head of the BBC Trust, in London on November 22, 2012
BBC Director-General Tony Hall (R) and Chris Patten, head of the BBC Trust, in London on November 22, 2012. Hall, 62, said he wants to "build a world-class team to lead a world-class BBC" and is set to call for better communication between staff.

Tony Hall will begin his new role as the BBC Director-General on Tuesday with the broadcaster looking to move on from the sex-abuse claims and mishandled news reports that brought down his predecessor.

Former Royal Opera House CEO Hall will arrive at BBC headquarters at 8.30am to chair a meeting of the group's Board.

He is expected to ask for updates on the probe into late DJ Jimmy Savile as well as exploring how to restore confidence in the battered institution.

Hall, 62, said he wants to "build a world-class team to lead a world-class BBC" and is set to call for better communication between staff.

Later this week he will kick off a national tour to take on board views from BBC staff and audiences.

Former chief George Entwistle resigned in November after just 54 days in the job following a Newsnight report which falsely accused Lord McAlpine of being involved in a child-sex scandal.

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