Never mind the "talent", what do their HR people get paid?
According to the BBC's own News Website:
"The BBC ... interviewed replacements for Mr Linwood before the disciplinary procedure began"
Regardless of the merits of the project itself, even I as a former small-time employer know that this is setting yourself up lose in any subsequent tribunal.
Are the HR people who allowed this to happen going to lose their apparently pointless jobs?
Are the executive board who decided in a minuted meeting that 'Mr Linwood should be dismissed "one way or another"' going to contribute to the eventual cost of the settlement?
Of course not. Lessons will be learned and the people who learned them will be promoted so that they may cascade their experience from the highest level in the corporation. And cascading upon their minions is what those upper echelons seem to do best...