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Revealed: Tape that shows BBC chief did know paedophile Jimmy Savile probe

Glen Owen and Miles Goslett
The Daily Mail
Sun, 17 Nov 2013 12:29 CSTMap

Former British media personality paedophile Jimmy Savile
A Tory MP last night sent a bombshell tape recording to the chairman of the BBC Trust which he says proves there was a 'cover-up' over the Jimmy Savile affair.

Rob Wilson has given Chris Patten a recording of Nick Pollard - who headed an independent inquiry into why the BBC's Newsnight programme axed its investigation of Savile.

On the tape, Mr Pollard is heard admitting that he made a 'mistake' by withholding a key detail from his report. He says he was told that BBC head of news, Helen Boaden, had personally informed director-general Mark Thompson of the sex abuse allegations against Savile in December 2011. Mr Pollard added he received the information in a letter from Ms Boaden's lawyer.

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