Jimmy Savile exposé earns ITV top award

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ITV has won a handful of awards for its coverage of the Jimmy Savile sex scandal which sparked a major police investigation and plunged the BBC into crisis.

Its programme, Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile, was named Scoop of the Year at the Royal Television Society’s Television Journalism Awards.

It also won the award for Home Current Affairs with the judges describing it as “a sensation without ever being sensationalist”.

The documentary, presented by former detective Mark Williams-Thomas, featured contributions from several women describing their abuse at the hands of the DJ and presenter.

Other winners included BBC Scotland’s investigation into the downfall of football club Glasgow Rangers.

Its programme, Rangers – The Men Who Sold The Jerseys, was described as “a superb piece of investigative reporting”.

Channel 4 News was named Daily News Programme of the Year and its main presenter, Jon Snow, was named National Presenter of the Year.