An October date has been set for the trial of veteran BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall who has been accused of rape and indecent assault.

Hall, 83, from Wilmslow, Cheshire, denies all charges against him. The charges include one of rape of a 22-year-old woman and 14 sexual assaults of 10 girls aged between nine and 16.

The offences are alleged to have been committed by the BBC broadcaster and football commentator between 1967 and 1986.

A provisional date for his trial has now been set for 2 October. It is expected to last between two and four weeks.

Hall has already pleaded not guilty to three separate indecent assault charges dating between 1974 and 1984.

All allegations against Hall will be dealt with together at the plea and case management hearing on 16 April.

Hall has denied the "pernicious, callous, cruel and spurious" accusations against him.

He told reporters his life had been "a living nightmare" since the accusations surfaced.

The BBC confirmed he would not be working for the corporation while investigations continued.

Hall is best known for his distinctive commentating style and has been a broadcaster for the past 50 years. In December 2011 he was awarded an OBE in the Queen's New Year Honours list for services to broadcasting and charity.