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  • Sep 19, 2014
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BBC Scandal

Veteran BBC presenter Stuart Hall admits sex offences

Veteran BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall pleaded guilty to sex offences yesterday, the latest British TV star from the 1970s and 1980s to be embroiled in abuse allegations. Hall, 83, who was best known for hosting the family TV show It's a Knockout and was still working for the BBC as a soccer radio commentator until recently, admitted 14 counts of indecent offences against young girls over two decades, with the youngest victim aged just nine.

Friday, 3 May, 2013, 1:49am

Sex harassment rare at BBC but bullying 'a very real concern'

A report into staff behaviour at the BBC commissioned after the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal concluded yesterday that sexual harassment was rare, but bullying was a "very real concern". The report said bullying was not "pervasive or endemic" at the British broadcaster but was nonetheless "visible, frequent and consistent".

3 May 2013 - 1:49am

BBC broadcaster admits 14 indecent assaults

BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall has pleaded guilty to multiple assaults on young girls. Prosecutors said on Thursday that the 83-year-old sports broadcaster has pleaded guilty to 14 indecent assaults. Hall was arrested in January for questioning about alleged crimes committed between 1967 and 1986.

3 May 2013 - 1:28am

Entwistle entitled to big pay-off, says BBC chairman

BBC Trust chairman Chris Patten denied that he should have been more involved in controversial Newsnight programmes and defended the amount of time he spends working at the broadcaster in a clash with lawmakers yesterday.

28 Nov 2012 - 4:38am

Scandal-hit BBC appoints Tony Hall new director general

The BBC appointed a former journalist who runs the Royal Opera House to lead the broadcaster yesterday after sex abuse scandals that shook public trust in one of Britain's most treasured institutions.

23 Nov 2012 - 2:56am

BBC pays HK$2.23m to Alistair McAlpine over defamation

The BBC will pay a former British politician £185,000 (HK$2.23 million) in damages over a news report that led to him being falsely accused of child sex abuse.

17 Nov 2012 - 2:32am

Legal letter raises doubts over ex-BBC chief Thompson's denial on Savile

A legal letter sent on behalf of Mark Thompson, the former director general of the BBC, seems to contradict his assertions that he learned of accusations of sexual abuse against longtime host Jimmy Savile only after leaving the corporation's top job.

17 Nov 2012 - 2:32am

BBC faces credibility crisis over botched paedophile probes

They are words that the BBC isn’t accustomed to hearing about itself: “shoddy journalism” on one of its premier investigative programmes, “unacceptable mistakes” by senior staff, a director general with “the leadership qualities of Winnie the Pooh”.

14 Nov 2012 - 3:52am

Who said it?

I can't say, the others will shoot me

Vincent Fung, of the government's Mega Events Fund, on the fee to bring golfer Rory McIlroy to the Hong Kong Open


[A] wholesale massacre of everybody involved - professionally speaking

London Mayor Boris Johnson, asked how the BBC should respond to a string of scandals


14 Nov 2012 - 3:16am

BBC showed 'basic' failings in abuse story

The BBC showed "basic" journalistic failures in a news report in which it wrongly accused a senior politician of child abuse, an internal investigation has found.

The findings were announced after the BBC's acting director-general, Tim Davie, pledged to "get a grip" of the deepening crisis at the world's largest publicly-funded broadcaster as two more top news executives stood aside.

14 Nov 2012 - 3:52am