BBC Director General George Entwistle
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Jimmy Savile claims: BBC to carry out two inquiries

12 October 2012 Last updated at 18:33 BST

The BBC will carry out two inquiries into the scandal surrounding allegations of sexual abuse against Sir Jimmy Savile, its director general has said.

Speaking at a news conference, George Entwistle repeated his apology to those involved for what had happened and gave details of the two investigations.

The first will start immediately, looking at why a Newsnight investigation into the allegations was shelved last year.

The second will begin when police give the go-ahead, and examine whether the culture at the BBC in the years Jimmy Savile was there enabled him to carry out the sexual abuse of children.