UK: BBC boss to be quizzed by MPs over Savile scandal

BBC boss George Entwistle will be quizzed about the corporation’s handling of the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal by a committee of MPs today.

The Director-General faces the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee a day after Newsnight editor Peter Rippon stepped aside after the BBC said his explanation of why the show dropped its investigation into Savile was “inaccurate or incomplete”.

The committee is expected to quiz Mr Entwistle, who took up his post last month, about the two reviews into the case set up by the BBC, the corporations vetting procedures at the time it employed the late DJ and its existing policies on sexual harassment.