Oct 29, 2012

The dead entertainer haunting the BBC and the UK government

What began as an exposé into abuse by entertainer Jimmy Savile has become a widening rip, drawing in the BBC and the government. London-based writer and author Peter Salmon reports.

How much more horrifying can the Jimmy Savile inquiry get? Savile, as all the world now knows, was the much-loved BBC presenter, host of Top of the Pops and Jim’ll Fix It, who, it has now been revealed, was also an exploiter of underage teen fans, at best, and a serial predatory p-edophile at worst.

It’s been almost a month since ITV broadcast Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile, which investigated allegations of s-xual abuse by the former television and radio personality, who died last year. The show documented 10 cases of alleged abuse, raising serious question about how much was known of Savile’s activities by his BBC colleagues and employers.

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5 thoughts on “The dead entertainer haunting the BBC and the UK government

  1. puddleduck

    The Beeb’s response doesn’t bode well for how it might cope with any allegation it receives now or in the future, about personnel who are still in the land of the living. Surely that’s the more pertinent question. Have any lessons been learned? Are they ever?

  2. zut alors

    I would’ve thought a Savile scandal would’ve shot viewing numbers for the two Christmas specials through the roof.

  3. klewso

    I think someone’s lined up to go through a “Savile row”…?

  4. Andybob

    More women needed higher up at the Beeb.

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