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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 Saville investigation, led directly to the resignation of the newly-installed Director-General, George Entwistle.
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