Ofcom yesterday fined the BBC for the first time in its 80-year history when it ordered the corporation to pay £50,000 for "serious management failings" that led to Blue Peter viewers being deceived. The BBC had admitted "serious and regrettable errors of judgment" over the incident, which shocked viewers when it emerged at the height of a series of revelations about the misuse of premium phone lines - full story in today's Guardian.
Sadly it was not just an isolated incident.
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