The director general of the BBC George Entwistle has defended the broadcaster's response to the child sex abuse allegations against the late TV presenter Sir Jimmy Savile.
Mr Entwistle denied knowing the details of a Newsnight investigation into the allegations, and said the police were contacted "as soon as the scale" of the alleged abuse became clear.
Outside his home this morning UK Editor Lucy Manning asked the director general why the BBC produced a number of tribute programmes to Jimmy Savile after his death when the allegations about his conduct had already emerged. He said:
Mr Entwistle said he was convinced the broadcaster had responded appropriately, and that he was happy with his role in the matter. He said: