Hotline: Channel 4's payment to its director

Channel 4, which announced record profits of £46 million for 2004, paid its director of programming, Kevin Lygo, a total of £589,000 during the year. Andy Barnes, Channel 4's ad director, earned £464,000 thanks to a £193,000 bonus, while its chief executive, Andy Duncan, picked up £183,000 for the five-and-a-half months he was at the helm.