Publication of the Pollard Review

Date: 19.12.2012     Last updated: 25.02.2016 at 14.08

The BBC Trust has today (19 December 2012) published the conclusions of the inquiry by former Head of Sky News Nick Pollard into a dropped Newsnight investigation which featured allegations of sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile.

The independent review sought to establish whether there were any failings in the BBC’s management of the relevant investigation, including the broadcast of tribute programmes on Jimmy Savile on the BBC. The BBC Trust also subsequently asked Nick Pollard to investigate how inaccuracies appeared in a blog about the investigation and how the corrections to that blog were handled.

Nick Pollard's full report and the responses from the BBC Executive and the BBC Trust can found below.

Review appendices and transcripts

On 22 February 2013 the BBC Executive published appendices and transcripts from the review on its website. These can be found in the link below.

The Pollard Review - appendices and transcripts

Supplementary material

Following publication of the report, Nick Pollard had a conversation with a journalist regarding some information that he had not included in his report. It was suggested that this conversation raised questions about the validity of the conclusions of his review. Nick Pollard confirmed to the Trustees in an account on 10 December 2013 (PDF link) that he stood by the conclusions of his report. The Trustees considered this and were satisfied that he properly weighed all the evidence and that the conclusions of his report were unaffected. You can read the full statement published on 11 December 2013.