Success comes with good grooming and most particularly with a beard - a sign of growing
Success comes with good grooming and most particularly with a beard - a sign of growing gravitas and responsibility. It is 12 months since Mark Thompson grew his hilarious ginger growth ahead of last year's MacTaggart, prompting unfair comparisons to Eastender Phil Mitchell and the truculent Scot from The Simpsons, Groundskeeper Willie. Now his former BBC colleague Peter Salmon has only gone and done the same, sporting a luxurious facial growth reminiscent of Piers Brosnan at the beginning of the last Bond film. Is Salmon preparing for a high-profile public appearance, or was he - like Bond - kidnapped by a rogue Commie military unit from north Korea?