Roger Mosey

Master of Selwyn College, Cambridge University

The former BBC Editorial Director reveals behind the scenes of the Savile crisis, and why he never wanted the top job

8th June 2017

Roger Mosey is Master of Selwyn College, Cambridge; and former BBC Editorial Director. Roger spent over 30 years at the beeb, and held some of its biggest jobs: Director of Sport, Controller of Radio 5 Live, Head of Television News, and leading the coverage of the 2012 Olympics. In this in-depth interview he reveals behind the scenes at the top of the world’s largest broadcaster, the maelstrom behind closed doors during the Savile crisis; why he never wanted to be Director General and the “relentless” nature of the job; and despite the pressure, why the Olympics was an opportunity he “couldn’t possibly turn down”.