Jimmy Savile: BBC's George Entwistle appears before MPs

Key points

  • BBC director general George Entwistle appears before MPs on the Commons culture committee, where he is questioned about the Jimmy Savile affair
  • TV presenter Jimmy Savile, who died in 2011 aged 84, is accused of sexually abusing young people over a four-decade period - sometimes on BBC premises
  • The BBC has announced inquiries into why a Newsnight investigation into Savile was dropped and another into whether the corporation's culture allowed sexual abuse to take place

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  • Holly Wallis 
  • Rob Corp 
  • Alexis Akwagyiram 

Last updated 23 October 2012

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