Jimmy Savile - file photograph
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Jimmy Savile abuse claims: Reports and reaction

Reports, reaction and highlights after BBC director general George Entwistle faced questions from MPs on the corporation's handling of sexual abuse claims against Jimmy Savile.

His appearance before the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee came a day after Newsnight's editor stepped aside amid an inquiry into why the programme dropped an investigation into the late presenter.

Meanwhile, two charities set up in Savile's name are to close.

  • 23 Oct 2012
  • From the section UK