A senior BBC executive could be held in contempt of Parliament after a report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) into huge pay-offs at the corporation suggested that witnesses may have misled MPs when they gave evidence.

BBC put reputation at risk with severance deals, says Margaret Hodge

The Public Accounts Committee chair accused the corporation of ‘cronyism’

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Opponents seemed to relish their role in Beeb’s blame game, but will they ever talk to each other again?

Put it this way. This time next year there’s unlikely to be a convivial reunion when the seven BBC – and ex-BBC – witnesses sitting uncomfortably side by side yesterday gather for dinner to have a laugh about the whole thing. After this display of “every man for himself”, several of them are unlikely to speak to each other ever again.

Margaret Hodge's comment about 'broken BBC Trust' and her call for 'no more lies' said it all

BBC exposed for embarrassing levels of incompetence over pay-offs

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The BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten is set to fight for his career on Monday amid calls for his resignation if he is found to have misled Parliament and speculation that the Government has decided to scrap the Trust altogether.

Grilled: Chris Patten, the BBC Trust’s chairman, will go before the Public Accounts Committee

Black Monday: Lord Patten to face the music over BBC severance pay

Parliamentary select committees have grown in courage with chairs now elected and the power of party whips diminished. Tomorrow is their High Noon

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Thompson stood down after eight years in 2012

BBC severance row: Corporation's 'big beasts' Lord Patten and Mark Thompson gear up for battle that only one can win

Current BBC chairman and former Director-General will provide theatre in front of Public Accounts Committee

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Lord Hall: The Director-General who pledged to clean up BBC told to return cash

MPs tell Tony Hall to pay back £24,500 he received when he quit for Royal Opera House in 2001

BBC payoffs to senior staff could not always be justified said the trust chairman Lord Patten

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David Crompton, the Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police, whose force's failings at the Hillsborough disaster led to the deaths of almost 100 football fans, has apologised for "inappropriate and insensitive" remarks in which he accused the families of victims of lying about the disaster.

'Do you want to know my toilet habits?' Lord Patten clashes with MPs over BBC Trust job

BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten was forced to defend his role amid scathing criticism by MPs today.

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More heads will roll at the BBC, says Lord Patten

No end to the bloodletting as chairman’s own job comes under pressure, while broadcaster refuses to name executive who signed off on Newsnight report

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Twenty current BBC staff are facing internal allegations of sexual misconduct following the Jimmy Savile revelations, the corporation said today.

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