As it happened: BBC Newsnight inquiries

Key points

  • The BBC's own inquiry into Newsnight's shelving of a report into sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile has criticised BBC management but found no evidence of a cover-up
  • Former BBC director general George Entwistle had been warned about the Savile tributes and the need to take the "dark side" of Savile into account
  • A separate report is critical of a Newsnight report which led to Lord McAlpine being wrongly implicated in child abuse allegations
  • The BBC's Director of News Helen Boaden returns to her job, but her deputy has resigned and is to retire. Radio 5 Live's controller has moved on
  • The Culture Secretary Maria Miller says the report "raises serious questions around editorial and management issues at the BBC"
  • The editor and deputy-editor of Newsnight are to be replaced

Live text


  • Holly Wallis 
  • Julian Joyce 
  • Sarah Bell 

Last updated 19 December 2012

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