Savile's appointment 'may have been instigated by someone else'

A spokeswoman for Ken Clarke said that as he only became health secretary in July 1988, Jimmy Savile's appointment to the role at Broadmoor may have been instigated by someone else.

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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.