Jimmy Savile

By Dominic Ponsford | 25 Feb 2016
Newspaper reports that senior staff at the BBC covered up Jimmy Savile’s crimes cannot be relied upon, according to a report by Dame Janet Smith.
By Dominic Ponsford | 25 Feb 2016
The BBC's was accused of a cover-up by veteran DJ Tony Blackburn as he was sacked on the eve of the publication of the Janet Smith report into the Jimmy Savile scandal.
By William Turvill and Press Association | 16 Feb 2016
The Dame Janet Smith Review, a report into sexual abuse by BBC broadcaster Jimmy Savile, will be published on 25 February, an inquiry spokesman has said.
By William Turvill | 21 Jan 2016
A leaked draft of Dame Janet Smith's report on Jimmy Savile and the BBC has highlighted concerns about the state of whistleblowing in the corporation.
By Dominic Ponsford | 24 Aug 2015
Copies of the long-awaited Smith report into abuse by Jimmy Savile on BBC premises are said to have been circulated among executives at the coporation.
By William Turvill | 31 Jul 2015
Meirion Jones, Newsnight's former head of investigations, told Press Gazette in an interview - published this week - that he felt "everyone involved on the right side of the Savile argument has been forced out of the BBC".
By Dominic Ponsford | 29 Jul 2015
Three days after finishing work Panorama documentary The Fake Sheikh Exposed, producer Meirion Jones was told his services were no longer required by the programme.
By PA Mediapoint | 10 Jul 2015
Comedian Freddie Starr has lost his damages claim against a woman who said he groped her when she attended a Jimmy Savile TV show when she was 15 years old.
By PA Mediapoint | 18 Jun 2015
A woman has described to the High Court how she was "goosed" by comedian Freddie Starr in Jimmy Savile's dressing room when she was 15.
By PA Mediapoint and Press Gazette | 15 Jun 2015
Comedian Freddie Starr is suing a woman who says he groped her when she was in the audience at a Jimmy Savile show when she was a 15-year-old.
By Court News UK | 16 Dec 2014
The public has a right to know about notorious Broadmoor inmates like the Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe and M25 rapist Tony Imiela because of the heinous crimes they committed, the Sun six trial was told.
By William Turvill | 24 Nov 2014
The new chair of the BBC Trust has declined to reopen the Pollard Review into the Jimmy Savile scandal in the fact "crucial" evidence was omitted from it.
By William Turvill | 02 Sep 2014
Freelance Miles Goslett revealed in the Oldie magazine in February 2012 the contents of the BBC Two programme’s investigation into Savile, which was spiked in mysterious circumstances in December 2011. This included allegations that the DJ had abused children on BBC premises.
By William Turvill | 26 Aug 2014
It may be two years since Mark Williams-Thomas exposed both sex attack allegations against Jimmy Savile and a BBC cover-up with his ITV Exposure documentary.
By William Turvill | 21 Jul 2014
The corporation remains the most trusted source of news in the UK, according to the report, “although we are slightly below the levels reached before October 2012 when the crisis broke over coverage of Jimmy Savile and the separate Newsnight child abuse investigation”.
By William Turvill | 08 May 2014
A new list of contacts on the BBC's media centre website names 220 people who work in press and publicity for the corporation as well as four external companies which manage PR.
Jimmy Savile (Credit: Neil Sherwood UTV PA Wire)
By Press Association | 27 Feb 2014
Advertisements are to be placed in national newspapers alerting victims of sex abuse by Jimmy Savile to the availability of compensation, lawyers have said.
By Torin Douglas | 20 Feb 2014
Former BBC media correspondent Torin Douglas explains what it was like to report on one of the worst crises in the history of the BBC from the inside.
By Press Gazette | 11 Dec 2013
The BBC's governing body has asked former news executive Nick Pollard for an explanation about a recording which has been published on the Order-Order blog in which he discusses his failure to include some evidence in his report into the Savile scandal.
By Dominic Ponsford | 02 Nov 2013

After spending £5m on dealing with the Savile disaster so far, MPs are not surprisingly rather keen that the corporation is a little more careful from now on with licence fee payers' cash.