Tuesday, September 22, 2015

BBC seeks to delay Smith review until after renewal of charter

BBC bosses are trying to delay publication of an inquiry into its failures over paedophile Jimmy Savile until after ministers agree the broadcaster’s charter renewal.

Whitehall and BBC sources say that the Dame Janet Smith’s review into the Savile scandal is so damaging that senior executives fear that it threatens the future of the broadcaster.

One BBC insider said: "The key element is management's knowledge and tolerance of abuse over decades."  (more...)

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