BBC Crisis

About BBC Crisis

On 3 October 2012, ITV1 aired a documentary called ‘Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile’.. In it several women said that, as teenagers, they had been sexually abused by Savile. It was said Savile obtained access to teenage girls through television programmes such as Top of the Pops and Clunk, Click, and his charity work.

Following the broadcast of the documentary, many people came forward to make allegations about Savile’s conduct towards young people. Some abuse was said to have taken place on BBC premises.

The BBC announced two reviews into the allegations, including what happened at the BBC when Jimmy worked there, and why a newsnight investigation into Savile was shelved in December 2011.


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