“The BBC, the NHS and education authorities are facing having to pay out hundreds of thousands of pounds for failing to protect them from Savile. The number of potential victims has risen to more than 200 since the claims were first aired on ITV.” Daily Telegraph’s Christopher Hope reports. Read more here.
Lord Patten defends BBC as Jimmy Savile scandal grows – The Guardian
“The BBC‘s chairman, Lord Patten, has launched a spirited defence of the corporation’s independence as ministers criticised an uncertain performance by director general George Entwistle in front of MPs, and police prepared to make their first arrests in the growing scandal over the late TV and radio star Jimmy Savile.” the Guardian reports. Read more here