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Author Topic:  Will Dame Janet Smith Triumph Where Patten, Pollard & Whittingdale Have Failed?  (Read 1377 times)

darcysarto

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According to Miles Goslett in the Daily Mail, Rob Wilson MP has requested now that Dame Janet Smith show question Mark Thompson over his knowledge of Jimmy Savile

As we revealed last week the DCMS would rather claim imaginary parliamentary privilege than reveal precisely why they failed to pursue Mr. Thompson after Nick Pollard leaked details of his own failings, of his own licence payer funded 3m inquiry into the Savile/Newsnight affair.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/bbc/10511706/Jimmy-Savile-scandal-The-Pollard-tape-in-full.html



The question now will be is Dame Janet Smith willing to add her name to the list of those who have been unwillingly to hold Thompson to account; Patten, Pollard, Whittingdale..

It continues to be journalists, the likes of Miles Goslett & Ben Webster, here in an earlier recordings who have been willing.





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Well done to Miles Goslett and Richard Wilson and indeed to this Forum. We are not going to give up, after the hours and hours spent trying to get to the truth, unlike Nick Pollard.

http://www.bbclocalradioforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=881.45

I am pleased to report that this story is now gaining legs.

Private Eye are covering it with vigour in the latest issue.

The Eye makes the point that Janet Smith is " investigating, interalia, the extent to which BBC personnel were or ought to have been aware of inappropriate sexual conduct by Savile in connection with his work with the BBC" The Theroux documentary was watched by 4m and won a Bafta. Mark Thompson was director of BBC TV at the time. During the program Savile was questioned about whether he was a paedophile .

It would have been astonishing if Thompson , as he says, was completely unaware of Savile.


Rob Wilson is also asking Dame Janet to look at Alan Yentob, he was director of BBC1 when "Jim'll Fix It " was axed despite very high ratings in 1993. The concern being that the decision was made because of a gathering awareness that children may be at risk. Yentob was also Director of BBCTV when the Theroux documentary was commissioned and recorded he left 10 days before it was broadcast and Mark Thompson took over.


Mark Thompson maintains that he had NEVER heard of any allegations about Savile , either criminal or antisocial before ITV screened its own exposure after BBC management dumped the Newsnight investigation because it clashed with tribute programs.


This post thanks Private Eye for it's contribution!


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Well done to Miles Goslett and Richard Wilson and indeed to this Forum. We are not going to give up, after the hours and hours spent trying to get to the truth, unlike Nick Pollard.

http://www.bbclocalradioforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=881.45

I am pleased to report that this story is now gaining legs.

Private Eye are covering it with vigour in the latest issue.

The Eye makes the point that Janet Smith is " investigating, interalia, the extent to which BBC personnel were or ought to have been aware of inappropriate sexual conduct by Savile in connection with his work with the BBC" The Theroux documentary was watched by 4m and won a Bafta. Mark Thompson was director of BBC TV at the time. During the program Savile was questioned about whether he was a paedophile .

It would have been astonishing if Thompson , as he says, was completely unaware of Savile.


Rob Wilson is also asking Dame Janet to look at Alan Yentob, he was director of BBC1 when "Jim'll Fix It " was axed despite very high ratings in 1993. The concern being that the decision was made because of a gathering awareness that children may be at risk. Yentob was also Director of BBCTV when the Theroux documentary was commissioned and recorded he left 10 days before it was broadcast and Mark Thompson took over.


Mark Thompson maintains that he had NEVER heard of any allegations about Savile , either criminal or antisocial before ITV screened its own exposure after BBC management dumped the Newsnight investigation because it clashed with tribute programs.


This post thanks Private Eye for it's contribution!


Hmmm.  Well the wonder has always been how Yentob has survived so long but as people say, he knows where all the bodies are buried - that's a turn of phrase by-the-way.


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