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Why was no-one senior in the BBC aware of Savile's conduct?

February 26th, 2016

Episode 856 of 1273 episodes

The BBC missed opportunities to stop "monstrous" abuse by DJ Jimmy Savile and broadcaster Stuart Hall because of a "culture of fear", the Dame Janet Smith report says. Former Radio 1 boss Doreen Davies, who worked closely with Jimmy Savile in the ‘70s and ‘80s and former Radio 1 DJ Andy Kershaw spoke on the Today programme about how Savile was perceived at the BBC.