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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Entwistle 'did not know about Savile abuse claims'

BBC Director-General George Entwistle told ITV News UK Editor Lucy Manning that he did know that Newsnight was looking into Jimmy Savile, but not that there were allegations of sexual abuse involved.

"I did not know what aspect of Jimmy Savile they were looking into," he said.

"I had no idea of the strength of any information they might have or allegations they were dealing with."

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