The latest on Dame Janet Smith's review into the BBC's 'serious failings' in Jimmy Savile case:
- Esther Rantzen says 'some good results' came of Savile revelations
- Review finds culture of 'reverence and fear' towards celebrities
- 'No evidence' BBC bosses knew about Jimmy Savile sex attacks
- Victim's lawyer calls report 'an expensive whitewash'
- Tony Blackburn 'sacked by BBC' ahead of Jimmy Savile report
- BBC Director General's statement in full
Dame Janet Smith's review found there was a culture of "reverence and fear" towards celebrities at the BBC, which "still exists today".
The report says girls who dared to complain about being sexually assaulted were regarded as "a nuisance". It concludes their claims were not properly dealt with.
It also found Jimmy Savile carried out sex attacks in "virtually every one of the BBC premises in which he worked" and would "would gratify himself sexually on BBC premises whenever the opportunities arose".
Jimmy Savile: Life in pictures
Jimmy Savile: Life in pictures
1/15 July 1964
Jimmy Savile poses next to his Rolls-Royce car
2/15 February 1965
Jimmy Savile stands by a portrait of himself, painted by a friend, while enjoying his regular breakfast of coke and a cigar in the Bloomsbury hotel room which he has made his home
3/15 February 1965
Jimmy Savile with his new Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III Drop Head Coupe and bicycle
English radio disc jockey, television broadcaster and charity worker Jimmy Savile on his new motorcycle at Brand's Hatch
5/15 December 1969
Jimmy Savile in his motor home
6/15 February 1972
Jimmy Savile holds a newly-printed 'Lucky Jim' poster, outside BBC TV Centre, London
7/15 March 1972
Jimmy Savile with his mother ('the Duchess') at Buckingham Palace, London
Jimmy Savile arrives in London, on his way to Buckingham Palace where he is to be awarded an OBE
Jimmy Savile sporting his OBE after his investiture at Buckingham Palace, London
10/15 May 1976
Jimmy Savile with members of the London Fire Brigade at Fire Show
11/15 September 1978
English disc jockeys Kid Jensen (left) and Jimmy Savile (right) present the prize for 'Britain's Top Young DJ' to 21-year-old Graham Thornton, during the final of the 'Sounds Alive with Tea' competition at the Empire Ballroom, Leicester Square, London
12/15 February 1980
Jimmy Savile poses for a photograph with British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at an NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) fundraising presentation
13/15 September 2003
Jimmy Saville during the BUPA Great North Run held in Newcastle
14/15 September 2004
Jimmy Saville meets fans as he passes over the Tyne Bridge during The Bupa Great North Run in Newcastle
15/15 October 2006
Jimmy Saville prepares for The Bupa Great North Run in Newcastle
The long-awaited report cites 72 Savile victims, 57 female and 15 male.
Of those, 34 were aged under 16.
It recorded six rapes of females and two of males, and 47 incidents of sexual assault.
Lord Hall, director general of the BBC, apologised to the victims of Savile and Stuart Hall.
He said: "The BBC failed you when it should have protected you. I'm deeply sorry for the hurt caused to each and every one of you."Reuse content