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BBC chief defends handling of Savile scandal

Oct 24, 2012 - 10:36 AM

The BBC s George Entwistle denied that pressure from BBC top brass had forced flagship current affairs television show Newsnight to shelve its Savile investigation late last year

Director-General of the BBC, George Entwistle (C), speaks to the media after attending a Commons culture committee in central London on October 23, 2012. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT

British PM criticizes BBC over Savile scandal

Oct 23, 2012 - 11:40 AM

British Prime Minister David Cameron accused the BBC of changing its story about Jimmy Savile as an editor who dropped an investigation into sex abuse claims against the late star stepped aside

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Savile scandal 'worst BBC crisis for 50 years'

Oct 22, 2012 - 9:27 AM

Unfolding claims of sexual abuse against late BBC star Jimmy Savile have plunged Britain s national broadcaster into its biggest crisis for 50 years a senior reporter has warned

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