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BBC director general defends response to Pollard report

Acting director general Tim Davie has said that the BBC must "restore trust" after the Pollard Review found that there was "chaos and confusion" at the BBC over a shelved report into sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile.

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 is returning to her job, but her deputy is to resign.

Mr Davie said, in an interview with Newsnight, that "success for me is not necessarily how many people I dismiss, it's about making a fair and proper decision on the facts in-front of me".

  • 19 Dec 2012
  • From the section UK
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