There has been a "disturbing relish" in the way critics have laid into the BBC over the Jimmy Savile sex scandal, according to veteran presenter Jonathan Dimbleby.
In an interview with The Times, the Radio 4 presenter said there had been a "witchhunt" against the corporation since allegations emerged that Savile abused hundreds of young girls and women - some on BBC premises,
Amid the fallout from the Jimmy Savile scandal the BBC is investigating nine allegations of sexual harassment among staff and contributors.
BBC boss George Entwistle has spent almost two hours taking questions from MPs about the corporation's handling of the Savile scandal.
Ex-BBC boss Mark Thompson has told ITV News he will help with any inquiry into the corporation and its handling of the Savile allegations.