BBC Director General George Entwistle
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Jimmy Savile claims: BBC to carry out two inquiries

The BBC will carry out two inquiries into the scandal surrounding allegations of sexual abuse against Sir Jimmy Savile, its director general has said.

Speaking at a news conference, George Entwistle repeated his apology to those involved for what had happened and gave details of the two investigations.

The first will start immediately, looking at why a Newsnight investigation into the allegations was shelved last year.

The second will begin when police give the go-ahead, and examine whether the culture at the BBC in the years Jimmy Savile was there enabled him to carry out the sexual abuse of children.

  • 12 Oct 2012
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