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Review slams BBC over Savile report but says no cover-up

Dec 20, 2012 - 8:17 AM

An official report on Wednesday December 19 strongly criticized the BBC s handling of allegations of child sex abuse against late presenter Jimmy Savile but cleared the world s biggest broadcaster of a cover up

CRITICAL REPORT. Former Sky News executive Nick Pollard (R), speaks during a press conference at BBC Broadcasting House in London on December 19, 2012 alongside (L-R) ) Alison Hastings Chair of the BBC Trust Editorial Standards Committee, acting director-general Tim Davie, BBC Senior Independent Director Fiona Reynolds and BBC Trust Chairman Chris Patten, on the release of the Pollard Report into the BBC's handling of the child-sex abuse claims against late presenter Jimmy Savile. AFP PHOTO / POOL / CHRIS RADBURN

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

Image courtesy of the BBC.