Entwistle 'warned about Savile'

A review has said the decision to drop the Newsnight investigation into the Jimmy Savile sexual abuse allegations was flawed. It also revealed George Entwistle ignored warnings when he was BBC Director of Vision of "a darker side" to Savile.

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Newsnight editor: I will learn lessons from what happened

Following the publication of the Pollard Report, which said Newsnight editor Peter Rippon's decision to drop the programme's Jimmy Savile investigation was flawed, he said:

Of course, like everyone at the BBC connected with this case, I will learn lessons from what has happened, as I move on with my career.

The BBC itself has an overriding responsibility to foster and support good journalism, and to respond proportionately when that journalism is challenged.

Nick Pollard has raised questions about whether the BBC has been able to do this, and I agree with him that change is necessary.

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