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Jimmy Savile: BBC Newsnight editor Peter Rippon steps aside

22 October 2012 Last updated at 22:55 BST

The editor of the BBC's Newsnight programme Peter Rippon has stepped aside ahead of a Panorama investigation into why a Newsnight investigation into Jimmy Savile was dropped.

The Newsnight producer behind the dropped investigation warned his editor that the BBC was at risk of being accused of a cover-up.

The BBC's Home Editor Mark Easton reports.

Panorama Jimmy Savile - What the BBC Knew, will be shown on BBC One at 22:35 BST, 22 October.