Tony Hall: 'I care passionately about the BBC'

Speaking as his appointment as director-general was announced, Tony Hall said he cares "passionately" about the BBC, adding "I know we can get through" the tough times:

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BBC boss 'unaware' over Savile

On the first day in his new job the BBC's new boss, Tony Hall, told ITV News he never heard rumours about disgraced DJ Jimmy Savile during his previous stint at the corporation.