BBC Director quizzed Savile

A senior member of staff at the BBC has revealed he questioned Savile over rumours of abuse more than 20 years ago. Derek Chinnery, who as Radio 1 controller from 1978 to 1985 was Savile's boss, said he spoke to Savile about the rumours.

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BBC 'appalled' by Savile allegations

BBC Director of Editorial Policy and Standards David Jordan said the BBC is "appalled" that the allegations made against Sir Jimmy Savile could have occurred on BBC premises and been conducted by one its "great stars of the past".

Speaking to ITV News UK Editor Lucy Manning, Mr Jordan said it is quite clear that although there were rumours surrounding Sir Jimmy's conduct, there had never been any substantial allegations made against him until now.

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