The BBC continues to feel the strain of the Jimmy Savile scandal after it revealed that Dame Janet Smith’s inquiry into the disgraced presenter has racked-up another £2m in costs.
The publication of Dame Janet Smith’s Jimmy Savile inquiry has been delayed until the middle of 2014 amid concerns it could compromise criminal proceedings against Stuart Hall.
The BBC is to be accused of turning a blind eye to the sexual assault of up to 1,000 children on its premises, according to a report.
Dame Janet Smith’s review into sexual harassment at the BBC during Jimmy Savile’s tenure will not be finalised until the end of January 2014.
Jeremy Paxman has admitted that he came close to quitting Newsnight at the height of the Jimmy Savile scandal last year.
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The financial damage of the Jimmy Savile scandal to the BBC was laid bare on Tuesday after the corporation revealed it has spent £5.3m to date on separate inquiries relating to the late star’s reign of abuse.
The BBC has agreed to pay Lord McAlpine a further £117,000 in legal costs after an erroneous Newsnight report implicated the Tory peer in child abuse claims.
As many as eight victims of alleged sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile are to sue the BBC for compensation.
Dame Janet Smith has begun interviewing witnesses for her inquiry into the BBC’s culture and practices on sexual harassment in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal.
Over 200 viewers have complained to the BBC and regulator Ofcom after CBeebies broadcast a repeat of The Tweenies which featured a Jimmy Savile spoof.
Newsnight presenter Gavin Esler has branded the programme’s report that led to the linking of Lord McAlpine with child abuse claims as an “abominable” error “that would embarrass a student journalist”.
Archive editions of Top of the Pops face an uncertain future on BBC4, with controller Richard Klein admitting that “no decision” has been made on whether to screen the 1978 editions of the music show.
ITV is planning a second documentary on Jimmy Savile just weeks after its original investigation prompted a media storm about the former Top of the Pops star.
The BBC is unlikely to have a permanent director of television or radio until 2013 as the Jimmy Savile scandal engulfs the corporation.
Former BBC Television managing director Will Wyatt has said that the Savile affair would not have escalated if former deputy director-general Mark Byford had been in his job and able to sort out problems earlier.
Sir Roger Jones, a former BBC governor and Children in Need chairman, has claimed that he refused to let Jimmy Savile “anywhere near” the charity after suspecting he abused young people.
The BBC has today opened an inquiry into its culture and practices at the time Jimmy Savile allegedly sexually abused young people.
BBC Radio 5 Live controller Adrian Van Klaveren is to replace Peter Horrocks as the de-facto editor of the corporation’s news coverage on the Jimmy Savile scandal.
The pressure of dealing with the Jimmy Savile scandal has boiled over with a full-scale argument in the BBC newsroom and Lord Patten admitting the affair has done “terrible damage” to the corporation.
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The failure of BBC2’s Newsnight to run its investigation into Jimmy Savile has exposed the divisions and faultlines within the programme and affected morale within BBC News, sources have alleged.
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The cannibalism within the BBC took a further twist today with former Today editor Kevin Marsh revealing that the Savile story was pitched to Panorama on the same day as Newsnight.
BBC controller of Knowledge commissioning Emma Swain has emailed the BBC’s suppliers urging them to pass any information they receive about Jimmy Savile to the BBC or the police where appropriate.
Conservative MP and former BBC staffer Sir Roger Gale has become the first high profile politician to suggest that the BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten and the corporation’s director-general George Entwistle may have to resign.
Further insight into Peter Rippon’s decision to drop Newsnight’s Jimmy Savile film have emerged, as culture secretary Maria Miller writes to BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten for reassurance about how the Trust will handle the investigations.
BBC director general George Entwistle has told MPs that the decision not to proceed with the Newsnight investigation into Jimmy Savile was taken solely by the programme’s editor Peter Rippon, whose failure to give an accurate version of events in his blog was “a matter of regret and embarrassment”.
The BBC is hiring human rights lawyer Dinah Rose QC to examine its procedures on handling sexual harassment complaints.
A Panorama special on the BBC Jimmy Savile scandal was watched by an average of 5.09m becoming the highest rating programme in the strand for the last two years.
Tim Davie, the incoming chief executive of BBC Worldwide, is acting as a de-facto director general on the subject of Jimmy Savile and the axed Newsnight Investigation.
The BBC has revealed the latest casualty from the Jimmy Savile scandal now engulfing the Corporation – tonight’s controversial episode of its hit drama New Tricks has been pulled.
The BBC has said that a blog post by Newsnight editor Peter Rippon was inaccurate in three key respects, and wrongly claimed that the programme had no new information that would have helped police.
Tonight’s Panorama is set to heap more pressure on the BBC by calling into question George Entwistle’s handling of the Jimmy Savile crisis and revealing “the inside story” behind the shelving of the Newsnight investigation.
The BBC is aiming to get its Jimmy Savile Panorama investigation on air by Monday - just a day before George Entwistle is due to be questioned by MPs.
The former head of Sky News Nick Pollard and former High Court judge Dame Janet Smith are to lead the BBC reviews into the broadcaster’s handling of the Jimmy Savile scandal.
BBC director general George Entwistle is to appear before MPs next week to answer questions on the Jimmy Savile scandal and Newsnight’s abandoned investigation into the star.
A number of women abused by Jimmy Savile on BBC premises are preparing to launch legal action against the broadcaster.
The BBC is to hold two independent reviews into the Jimmy Savile allegations: first into management’s handling of the shelved Newsnight investigation, and second into the culture of the BBC both at the time and now.
The Jimmy Savile scandal continues to engulf the BBC as it has ordered an informal review of Newsnight’s decision to shelve an investigation into the Jim’ll Fix It host.
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Women in TV describe sexist climate as BBC comes under fire over Jimmy Savile allegations
The BBC Trust has called on the corporation to prove that it has “gold standard” child protection policies in the wake of the Jimmy Savile allegations - and robust measures in place to avoid a culture of fear in speaking out about inappropriate practices.
Esther Rantzen, the TV presenter and founder of Childline, has called on the TV industry to establish a workable framework to allow whistle-blowers to complain about bullying and harassment in the wake of the Jimmy Savile revelations.
The BBC’s Panorama team is understood to be broadening out its investigation of Jimmy Savile to look at the conduct of BBC presenters past and present.
The BBC will investigate the claims being made against the late presenter Jimmy Savile once a police investigation has been completed, the Corporation’s director-general George Entwistle has promised.
BBC director general George Entwistle has said the corporation will leave “no stone unturned” as its helps police investigate the Jimmy Savile sexual assault allegations.
ITV1’s investigative journalism strand Exposure attracted its biggest audience ever with its focus on Jimmy Savile.
BBC1’s plans to revive Jim’ll Fix as a full series were shelved before the recent allegations of sexual abuse against Jimmy Savile, it has emerged.
The BBC has offered its “full support” to police investigating allegations that Sir Jimmy Savile sexually abused teenage girls.
Documentary Banaz: A Love Story will be reversioned for ITV1’s investigative journalism strand, Exposure, along with a film investigating allegations of child abuse by broadcaster Jimmy Savile.