He was one of the BBC's main personalities — particularly popular in the 1970s and 1980s. In the autumn of 2012, a year after his death, ITV journalists broke the news that he was a serial paedophile, and had abused his position as a popular BBC television personality throughout his long career.
The BBC's response to this revelation, as well as a subsequent act of incompetent journalism related to the Savile investigation, led directly to the resignation of the newly-installed Director-General George Entwistle.
- ↑ Obituary: Sir Jimmy Savile. BBC News (29 October 2011). Retrieved on 24 November 2016.
- ↑ Rushe, Dominic. "Jimmy Saville and the BBC: the story so far". The Guardian. 24 October 2012.
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