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.

The Hardcash Productions film tells the tragic story of Banaz Mahmood, who was murdered for leaving her arranged marriage, by her father and uncle.

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It will be broadcast in November as part of the strand, which includes a film containing allegations that broadcaster Jimmy Savile sexually abused young girls. The Other Side of Jimmy Savile, due to be broadcast on 3 October, also alleges that Savile’s behaviour was an “open secret” within the BBC.

The BBC said it has conducted extensive searches of its files to establish any record of misconduct or allegations of misconduct, and no evidence had been found.

Flagship BBC2 current affairs show Newsnight has also investigated the allegations, however, it has never broadcast due to editorial reasons.

The Other Side of Jimmy Savile will be broadcast on 3 October and was produced by ITV Studios. Lesley Gardiner produced and directed the film with ITV Studios factual North creative director Alex Gardiner as executive producer. The film has prompted reaction from both Saville’s family and the trust established after his death.

An ITV spokesman said: “This documentary is the result of an in-depth investigation into long-standing allegations of serious and widespread sexual misconduct by Sir Jimmy Savile.

“Because of the very serious nature of the claims made by several interviewees in relation to this, particular care and consideration was of course given to the decision to produce and broadcast this programme.

“The programme takes full account of the fact that Sir Jimmy is not here to defend himself against these claims.”

Jimmy Savile, who died in 2011 aged 84, was best known as presenter of Jim’ll Fix It, Top of the Pops and presenter on Radio 1.