Highly critical evidence of executives 'to be redacted'

  • There are almost 3,000 pages of witness statements
  • But the BBC is expected to redact over 90 pages
  • The evidence includes a statement from Jeremy Paxman which was critical of senior staff

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Paxman slammed Savile inquiry

The BBC has published witness statements from the inquiry into why a Newsnight investigation into Jimmy Savile was shelved. The documents reveal presenter Jeremy Paxman's criticisms of the decision to drop the story and of the inquiry.