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The former director general of the BBC is being asked to clarify exactly what he knew when
Senior BBC News executives are fighting to save their jobs ahead of a report expected to heavily criticise the corporation’s handling of the Jimmy Savile scandal.
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Former BBC director-general allegedly demanded more than a year's salary to leave the corporation without the threat of legal action
What's trending and why? 21 November 2012
In an attempt to protect people, we risk curbing their right to be offensive, inane, or downright ridiculous. What a boring place Twitter would become.
In Abi Morgan's Fifties drama the pressure to break big stories even as resources and budgets are shrinking struck some awkward resonances
Jimmy Savile created his TV shows to gain access to children, Mark Williams-Thomas, the child protection expert and criminologist who helped expose the late entertainer as a paedophile, has said.
Tim Davie, also a habitué of extreme marathons, may cope with the pressures of the job rather better than his predecessor
We've forgotten the real story - and Newsnight's redeeming qualities
Ironically, the lack of checks on the McAlpine might be helpful to some top BBC figures, but they're far from in the clear yet.
ITV sent letter to BBC chiefs detailing allegations of abuse by Savile, weeks before TV exposé
What's trending and why? 2 November 2012
What's trending and why? 1 November 2012
Further allegations of sexual assault were made against Jimmy Savile last night, as yet more women came forward to say that they had been attacked by the former television star.