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The BBC have responded to claims that the press office had expressed concerns over the content of Newsnight's investigation into child sex abuse allegations against Jimmy Savile.
In a statement the national broadcaster said the Times report was "ridiculous".
An email reportedly leaked from the BBC press office shows the broadcaster had concerns about the content of a Newsnight investigation into allegations sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile.
The email, leaked to The Times, shows the investigation was advanced enough for the press office to be preparing for a possible negative reaction. It said:
Read the full email on The Times (£).
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