Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,
I was surprised to learn that Terry Wogan (deceased) was being used to promote the BBC charity 'Children in Need' at our local Post Office.
Post Office Leaflet entitled:
"The Sir Terry Wogan Fundraiser of the Year Award 2016"
My question is this: Terry Wogan did not work for 'free' at the BBC and was well paid to front the annual Children in need show at the appearence fee (about £90,000 which is the same as other national TV BBC show appearences for celebrities such as Stricty come Dancing), as I understand it. Do correct me if I am wrong.
Does this mean that the Sir Terry Wogan (now deceased) commands more (or less) than he did previously. His 'estate' would normally benefit from such an arrangement although its not clear that he gave the BBC permission to use his name for BBC promotions unless it was specifically in his will.
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