Introduction

The Dame Janet Smith Review was established in October 2012 by the BBC to conduct an impartial, thorough and independent review of the culture and practices of the BBC during the years that Jimmy Savile worked there.  In respect of Jimmy Savile, the Review will receive evidence from those who may have been the subject of inappropriate sexual conduct by Jimmy Savile in connection with his work for the BBC and from others who may have raised concerns about his conduct with the BBC. The Review is chaired by the former Court of Appeal Judge, Dame Janet Smith DBE.

On 14 May 2013, Stuart Hall pleaded guilty to 14 charges of indecent assault.  Shortly afterwards, the BBC announced that a further investigation would be undertaken into the conduct of Stuart Hall.  As Dame Janet Smith has a potential conflict of interest, the Stuart Hall investigation is being chaired by the former High Court judge, Dame Linda Dobbs DBE.

Terms of reference for the Jimmy Savile investigation and the Stuart Hall investigation are accessed through the tabs above.  In addition, there is a further explanatory note to the Stuart Hall investigation, which is also accessed above.

Appeal for witnesses – Stuart Hall

We know that, in many cases, it will not be easy to come forward but the investigation into the conduct of Stuart Hall needs your support to fulfil its responsibilities.  Please do help us if you can.

We would very much like to hear from:

  1. people against whom Stuart Hall has admitted inappropriate sexual conduct in connection with his work for the BBC.
  2. people who were the subject of inappropriate sexual conduct by Stuart Hall in connection with his work at the BBC.
  3. people who knew of or suspected inappropriate sexual conduct by Stuart Hall in connection with his work for the BBC.
  4. anyone who raised concerns about Stuart Hall’s sexual conduct, whether formally or informally, within the BBC.
  5. people who worked for or with the BBC during the time that Stuart Hall worked there (currently believed to be between approximately 1958/9 and 2013), whether or not they were aware of any inappropriate behaviour and
  • who worked with or for Stuart Hall or on programmes he presented or took part in (whether in junior or senior roles);
  • to whom Stuart Hall reported (directly or indirectly);
  • who were familiar with the culture or practices of the BBC locations where Stuart Hall worked during that time insofar as they may have been relevant to preventing or enabling inappropriate sexual conduct;
  • held senior positions at the BBC and who may have relevant information which would assist the investigation into the conduct of Stuart Hall, e.g. people who worked in human resources, directors or producers.

If you think you can help us, please contact us at info@damelindadobbsreview.com, leave a message with your contact details on our voicemail only line: 0800 808 5298 or write to us at The Dame Janet Smith Review (Hall), care of Reed Smith LLP, The Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose Street, London EC2A 2RS.

Appeal for witnesses – Jimmy Savile

We know that in many cases, it will not be easy to come forward but the Review needs your support to fulfil its responsibilities. Please do help us if you can.

We would very much like to hear from:

  1. people who were the subject of inappropriate sexual conduct by Jimmy Savile in connection with his work for the BBC.
  2. people who knew of or suspected inappropriate sexual conduct by Jimmy Savile in connection with his work for the BBC.
  3. anyone who raised concerns about Jimmy Savile’s sexual conduct (whether formally or informally) within the BBC.
  4. people who worked for or with the BBC during the time that Jimmy Savile worked there (currently believed to be 1964 to approximately 2007) whether or not they were aware of any inappropriate behaviour and:
  • who worked with or for Jimmy Savile or on programmes he presented or took part in (whether in junior or senior roles)
  • to whom Jimmy Savile reported (directly or indirectly)
  • who were familiar with the culture or practices of the BBC during that time insofar as they may have been relevant to preventing or enabling the sexual abuse of children, young people or teenagers
  • held senior positions at the BBC and who may have relevant information which would assist the Review e.g. people who worked in Human Resources, former Director-Generals, directors or producers.

If you think you can help us, please contact the Review at info@damejanetsmithreview.com, leave a message with your contact details on our voicemail only line: 0800 808 5298 or write to us addressed to The Dame Janet Smith Review, c/o Reed Smith LLP, The Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose Street, London EC2A 2RS.