As it happened: reaction to BBC Savile programme evidence

Key points

  • Evidence to the inquiry into the dropping of Newsnight's Jimmy Savile investigation has been published.
  • Jeremy Paxman told the inquiry that it was "common gossip" the DJ liked "young" people.
  • Acting director general Tim Davie said that by releasing the transcripts, the BBC was being "open and transparent".
  • Many comments have centred on the fact that long sections of the evidence are blacked out or "redacted".

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  • Sabrina Sweeney 
  • Sarah Bell 

Last updated 22 February 2013

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