Update – 21 March 2013
The Review has been in contact with approximately 450 people and has had over 275 telephone conversations with witnesses, all of which have been noted. To date, in-person witness interviews have taken place with 80 witnesses, a number of whom were subject to inappropriate sexual conduct by Jimmy Savile. Further witness interviews will take place throughout April and May.
Celia Brackenridge has been appointed as Child Protection Expert to the Review. Celia has been a Professorial Research Fellow at Brunel University London since 2005 and, in 2012, was awarded the OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours.
Update – 18 February 2013
The Review has been contacted by just over 425 people and has made contact with almost 400 of these people so far. The Review has had approximately 250 telephone conversations with witnesses, each of which has been noted. There have been in the region of 60 face to face witness interviews and further in-person interviews are scheduled over the next few weeks.
The Review is close to finalising the appointment of a Child Protection Expert. It continues to liaise with the BBC in relation to the provision of copies of programmes and relevant documentation.
The Review team would like to thank all of the witnesses who have given up their time to assist with this important task.
Update – 11 January 2013
The Review has been contacted by more than 355 people and has made contact with over 330 of them to date. The Review has had over 150 telephone conversations with witnesses, all of which have been noted. In-person witness interviews have taken place with 15 witnesses. Witness interviews are continuing.
The Review Team has made site visits to the Shepherds Bush Empire Theatre (which was formerly owned by the BBC) and BBC Television Centre. A number of documents have also been obtained from the BBC’s Written Archives.
Update – 28 December 2012
The Review has been contacted by more than 330 people and has made contact with almost 300 of them to date. The Review has taken just over 125 initial submissions. Formal witness interviews are now under way and numerous interviews have been scheduled for January 2013.
Update – 11 December 2012
The Review would like to hear from anyone with information about the whereabouts of Jimmy Savile’s flats in London in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. If you have any information which may be of assistance, please contact the Review.
We have been corresponding with more than 250 people and have taken 60 initial submissions. Formal witness interviews have commenced, including with people who allege inappropriate sexual conduct by Jimmy Savile. Further witness interviews are scheduled for this week.
The Review has continued to receive helpful information from individuals, including current and former BBC employees.
Update: 5 December 2012
There has been a very positive response to the Review’s appeal for witnesses. The Review has been contacted by over 290 individuals, many of whom are either current or former BBC employees. We would like to pass on our thanks to all those who have contacted us. We have made contact with just over 220 of these people to date and formal interviews with witnesses commenced earlier this week.
The Review has been liaising with NAPAC, The Lucy Faithfull Foundation and the NSPCC in relation to the provision of support for victims. The BBC is also assisting the Review with the provision of relevant documentation.
The Review continues to liaise closely with the police officers involved in Operation Yewtree.
Further updates will be published here in due course.