Two BBC inquiries 'a fast-moving process'

This is a director-general of the BBC who is under some pressure - he did look fairly nervous.

The BBC has two questions to answer - how and why Jimmy Savile could have abused people whilst at the BBC and if people knew; and why the Newsnight investigation into Savile was dropped.

So one independent investigation will look at whether there was pressure from BBC management to drop the Newsnight story - that's due to report in the Spring - and the other will look at the culture at the BBC when Savile was there.

That second investigation is expected to report quicker.

And as we don't yet have the names of who will head the inquiries, it suggests this is still a fast-moving process which has been set up quite quickly.

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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.