BBC DG George Entwistle on Savile: Steve Hewlett reaction


The BBC director general sounded "under-informed" when he appeared before MPs to answer questions about Jimmy Savile, an ex-Panorama editor said.

Steve Hewlett claimed there had been "no killer blow struck by anyone on the committee" but George Entwistle appeared not to know enough to answer questions about the shelved BBC Newsnight investigation into Jimmy Savile.

The media commentator said the newly appointed director general appeared to have been "on the backfoot from the start".


More clips on our BBC website; 'like' us on Facebook page; follow us on Twitter or watch full programmes from the last seven days via BBC iPlayer

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.