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Blame News: The BBC has been criticised for shelving a Newsnight film investigating the shelved Newsnight film on the abuse claims surrounding Sir Jimmy Savile.

The BBC announced an immediate investigation into the shelving of the film about the film that was shelved and say that a new film examining what led to the film getting shelved that reported on the original shelved film.

 “The Newsnight team has begun production on a new film about the shelving of the shelved film,” said BBC chief George Entwistle.

 “Although I will not rule out shelving this film if our lawyers say it interferes with any police investigation into Savile, or the evidence presented in the first film to get shelved – but not the second film that was shelved, as that was mainly about the first film getting shelved and not Savile.“

Entwistle admits he finds the whole situation very confusing and has appealed for someone skilled in advanced mathematics to draw him a diagram.

“I’m expecting it to look like a Möbius strip of deferred blame,” he said.

Story: Simon Swatman

 

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