The BBC is to move all staff catering facilities to its new Salford Quays complex. Staff in London say they could face round trip journeys of as long as two days to get lunch or a snack.
But BBC bosses defended the move. 'We can no longer justify concentrating this service in the South East. Our catering has to reflect the whole of the UK. This is as much true of liver and bacon hotpot or a choice of pasta dishes with a free salad bar as it is of popular favourites like Gardener's World, Sportsnight with Coleman and You and Yours, said a spokesperson
But top BBC names are already figuring out ways of getting round the move. Libby Purves said 'I may go packed lunch'.