BBC boss George Entwistle: Savile abuse claims are 'awful'
8 October 2012 Last updated at 10:54 BST
The director general of the BBC has said an internal examination of allegations of sexual abuse by the late TV presenter Sir Jimmy Savile will be carried out - but only once the police investigation is over.
The corporation is coming under increasing pressure to hold a formal inquiry.
Speaking to BBC Radio 4's Today programme, George Entwistle said that at this stage, it was most important to provide full support and co-operation to the police.