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'Systemic and cultural failure'

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The BBC says a senior editorial figure signed off the decision to air a radio show in which Russell Brand and guest Jonathan Ross left lewd messages about the actor Andrew Sachs' granddaughter on his voicemail. David Elstein, former senior executive at Thames TV, Sky and Channel 5 and Steve Hewlett, former director of programmes at Carlton TV, discuss the line where "funny" turns to inappropriate and obscene.

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