Titles for Newsnight programme
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

BBC Newsnight: Entwistle says 'wrong' to air film

A BBC Newsnight report in which an abuse victim accused a former Tory politician of sex abuse should not have been broadcast, BBC director general George Entwistle says.

He gave an unreserved apology to Lord McAlpine after it wrongly led to him being implicated in abuse at care homes in Wales.

Newsnight had reported claims against a leading 1980s Tory politician but did not name him.

Mr Entwistle, the BBC's editor-in-chief, said he was not aware of the episode until after it was broadcast.

Torin Douglas reports.

  • 10 Nov 2012
  • From the section UK
Go to next video: Tory peer says abuse claims false