Main considerations of BBC Pollard review

The BBC have revealed more details about the Pollard review into issues relating to Newsnight's investigation into Jimmy Savile sexual abuse allegations.

The independent review which is being carried out by Nick Pollard is expected to report to the BBC Executive Board by mid-November.

Mr Pollard will consider:

  • Were there any failings in the BBC’s management of the Newsnight investigation
  • The editorial decision in respect of the Newsnight investigation
  • A blog dated 2 October 2012 posted by the Editor of Newsnight (which was changed by the BBC on 22 October 2012)

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BBC Savile review by November

The Pollard Review into Newsnight's dropping of their Jimmy Savile investigation aims to report back in the second half of November.