Tim Davie has landed the BBC's top job at what is a very turbulent time for the broadcaster. Truth be told many saw the job as a poison
chalice and chose not to apply. It was known that the Tories wanted Elisabeth Murdoch and two of the main contenders Jay Hunt and Jane Turton
decided not to turn up to the race. International headhunters who were put on the case came up with two candidates that most people had never heard of.
It is widely believed amongst insiders that Davie will not be long in the job and that when David Clementi, the chair of the BBC board, comes to the end of his four-year tenure early next year,
the Tories will open the position to new candidates.