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BBC criticised for Newsnight axed Jimmy Savile report

There was "chaos and confusion" at the BBC over a shelved report into sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile, but there had been no cover-up, an inquiry has found.

The report dismissed claims the Newsnight probe was dropped to protect tribute shows to the late TV presenter.

Newsnight's editor and deputy are being replaced after another inquiry criticised a report which led to Lord McAlpine facing false claims of abuse.

The BBC's head of news, Helen Boaden, is returning to her job, but her deputy is to resign.

Mark Easton reports.

  • 19 Dec 2012
  • From the section UK