Danny Baker unceremoniously dumped from BBC?

After the BBC announces that Danny Baker’s popular daily afternoon radio show was given the axe, I hear that Baker has parted ways with the TV show “No Strings Attached” that the Jim Henson Co. was developing for the BBC with Danny Baker on writing duties.

It seems the BBC really do not want Baker working for them. If the BBC wants to lose talent to other broadcasters (even – shudder – Sky), so be it. But given the current negative press being dished out to the BBC over Savilegate, does it really want to hack of its audience even further than it already has?