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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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  1. Lucy Manning

BBC, Department of Health and hospitals could be sued over Savile

A lawyer I spoke said a couple of alleged victims of Jimmy Savile have got in touch with her and there is talk of possible legal action against the BBC and hospitals involved.

If Savile was acting as an employee of the BBC or of Stoke Mandeville hospital at the time the alleged abuse took place then they might have had a duty of care and there might be a case for them being sued.

Also the Department of Health, which was running Broadmoor psychiatric hospital at the time, could be a potential target for legal action.

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