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 'would reconsider' John Peel tribute if sexual abuse claims are true

Late DJ John Peel receives his OBE in 1998. Credit: PA

In response to reports that the BBC is reconsidering the naming a part of Broadcasting House after the late John Peel, a BBC spokesman said:

"Clearly in the event of proven allegations of sexual abuse, the BBC would reconsider its decision on the naming of part of our new building."

Today's Daily Mail features the claims of a woman, now 59, who says she was made pregnant by John Peel during a three-month affair they had when she was 15.

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