■ DON’T expect to see any flags waved for BBC bosses at the Last Night Of The Proms this year.
Paul Hughes, former director of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and the BBC Singers — which was brutally axed by the corporation this week — tells Roger Bolton’s Beeb Watch podcast: ‘The directorgeneral might rock up at the First Night Of The Proms, the chairman might at the last night.
‘ Charlotte Moore [ the corporation’s chief content officer] came to a Proms and said how lovely it all was and was never seen again.’
Hughes, who stood down from his role at the corporation last year, adds: ‘These are people for whom what we do doesn’t matter.’
Did the executive class learn nothing from their aborted plan to axe the singing of Rule, Britannia and Land Of Hope And Glory at the patriotic event?