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Dyke tells of BBC life in C4 show
Greg Dyke
Mr Dyke resigned in the wake of the Hutton report
Former BBC director general Greg Dyke is to present a Channel 4 documentary on his four years at the corporation.

The show, made by independent producers Mentorn, will be aired in September to tie in with the publication of Mr Dyke's memoirs.

He resigned from the BBC in January following criticism of the corporation in the Hutton Report.

There is speculation that the book and show will contain criticism of the government and Lord Hutton's findings.

In his report into the death of scientist Dr David Kelly, Lord Hutton made serious criticism of the BBC's journalistic practices.

The inquiry concluded that an allegation in a report by ex-BBC reporter Andrew Gilligan, which accused the government of deliberately exaggerating the case for war, was "unfounded".

'Fireworks'

Mr Dyke - who as the BBC's director general acted as its editor-in-chief - resigned alongside Gavyn Davies, chairman of the board of governors. Mr Dyke has now been replaced by former Channel 4 head Mark Thompson, while Michael Grade has replaced Mr Davies.

HarperCollins, which is publishing Mr Dyke's memoirs, has told readers to "expect fireworks".

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