The Huggers Files: The Case Of The Missing Moet

The BBC’s Future Media & Technology (FM&T) director must be getting creeped out by folk tracking his every taxi ride like this – but, as licence payers, we’re apparently supposed to care; so here are Q3’s regular FM&T expense, booking and hospitality declarations, issued by Auntie today.

The top line: FM&T’s 13 execs charged a total £9,860.56 in expenses and £9,214.14 in central bookings during the quarter. Their annual salaries combined – £2.19 million.


— “4 day car hire for Seoul Visit … £646.79.”

— “Bottle of Moet as thanks for doing a keynote speech. Put aside for distribution staff for reward for extra contribution. Stolen over Xmas break from storage cupboard.”

— “Breakfast with overnight, Narita Airport, Tokyo: £4.25.” Bargain.

— Multiplatform controller Simon Nelson had to buy an £18 Nokia (NYSE: NOK) recharger after a burglary. What is it with all the theft?

— Outgoing FM&T journalism controller Nic Newman charged three months of accommodation last summer at £1,200 per month.

Okay, own up – who swiped Erik’s champagne?