Patten reiterates that he is staying as BBC Chairman

Lord Patten was asked tonight if he would be staying as BBC Chairman. He said yes, so we can sort out the problems that remain and do it as rapidly as possible.


Peter Rippon Newsnight silence

Peter Rippon, who stepped aside from his role as Newsnight editor after the programme decided not to run a report on Jimmy Savile's alleged sexual abuse, refused to comment on whether the BBC programme could survive.