BBC to hold two inquiries
The BBC's Director General has announced there is to be two reviews into its conduct following the Jimmy Savile revelations.
Speaking at a press briefing, George Entwistle said one would ask why Newsnight did not broadcast a documentary into the television entertainer last year, and another would investigate the culture and practices of the organisation during Jimmy Savile's time working there.
The BBC has denied that there was any pressure on the Newsnight editor from senior management not to broadcast.
Meanwhile, Tory MP Robert Wilson has written a letter to the BBC Director General.
He told BBC News today: It's very important that Newsnight clears its own credibility because it is a major news programme within the UK and its credibility's absolutely key to it.
"There was lots of new evidence gathered by that Newsinight investigation and it suggests even today that there could be a cover-up within the BBC. I'm not saying there is, but its an allegation that people have made, and it needs to be absolutely clearly laid out that that isn't the case in a completely open and transparent way."