BBC Crisis

On 3 October 2012, ITV1 aired a documentary called ‘Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile’.. In it several women said that, as teenagers, they had been sexually abused by Savile. It was said Savile obtained access to teenage girls through television programmes such as Top of the Pops and Clunk, Click, and his charity work.

Following the broadcast of the documentary, many people came forward to make allegations about Savile’s conduct towards young people. Some abuse was said to have taken place on BBC premises.

The BBC announced two reviews into the allegations, including what happened at the BBC when Jimmy worked there, and why a newsnight investigation into Savile was shelved in December 2011.

BBC Peter Rippon

Peter Rippon has been appointed editor of BBC’s news archive across BBC Online. The former Newsnight editor will take up the role to develop and lead the BBC’s Journal of Record initiative. Journal of Record aims to publish a television and radio news bulletin from… Read more

Savile Newsnight report

Stephen Mitchell, who has quit as BBC deputy director of news, has issued a statement following the Pollard Review into Newsnight’s handling of the Savile allegations. “It is with great sadness that I have decided to retire from the BBC after more than 38 years’… Read more

Stephen Mitchell and Helen Boaden "step aside"

The BBC has announced that the deputy head of news, Stephen Mitchell, will retire when he works his notice. The news came after Nick Pollard, the former head of Sky News, published his report into the BBC’s handling of the Savile allegations. Robert Peston, BBC… Read more

The Pollard Report into the BBC’s handling of the Jimmy Savile story has been handed to the BBC. The former head of Sky News, Nick Pollard, carried out the report after it was revealed Newsnight binned a report about inappropriate sex acts committed by Jimmy… Read more

New DG Tony Hall doing the rounds in the newsroom. — Dave Lee (@davelee) November 22, 2012

Congratulations to Tony Hall on appointment as new BBC DG, has a very strong track record in successfully leading iconic organisations. — Maria_Miller (@Maria_MillerMP) November 22, 2012

Tony Hall - BBC DG

Tony Hall on his appointment as new BBC Director-General: “I believe passionately in the BBC and that’s why I have accepted Lord Patten’s invitation to become Director General. “This organisation is an incredibly important part of what makes the United Kingdom what it is. And… Read more

Lord Patten

Announcing the appointment of Tony Hall as the new Director-General of the BBC, Lord Patten, BBC Trust Chairman, said: “While there are still very serious questions to be answered by the on-going inquiries, it is in the interests of licence fee payers that the BBC… Read more

BBC NEWS - Tony Hall

The BBC has appointed former Director of News, Tony Hall, as its new Director-General. Hall, who has been chief executive of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden since 2001, joined the BBC as a news trainee in 1973 and during a 28 year career at… Read more

ITV1 Exposure

ITV1 will broadcast a follow-up to its documentary that exposed Jimmy Savile as a sex offender. Almost two months on from revealing The Other Side of Jimmy Savile, Exposure tracks progress in the police investigation and asks how Savile achieved his extraordinary power and influence…. Read more

BBC to pay Lord McAlpine £185,000 in settlement. – Sky News — Journalisti (@Journalisti) November 15, 2012

ITV’s Director of Television said he has received a letter from Lord Mcalpine, after This Morning alleged the former Tory MP was a pedophile. During an interview on ITV’s mid-morning tv show, Phillip Schofield presented the Prime Minister with a list of names of individuals… Read more

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