As it happened: BBC crisis after boss George Entwistle quits

Key points

  • Culture secretary says BBC should co-operate with any "value for money" inquiry into departing boss George Entwistle's pay-off.
  • Acting BBC director general Tim Davie insists he has a "grip" of the situation and says row must not overshadow child abuse investigations
  • Head of news Helen Boaden and her deputy Stephen Mitchell "step aside" while investigations into Jimmy Savile affair continue

Live text


  • Sarah Bell 
  • Trevor Timpson 

Last updated 12 November 2012

Updates for this Live Event are currently disabled.