Youtuber superultra5000 sez:
…albeit way back on Boxing Day 1994, when Savile was still very much alive. Morris was forced to make an apology for this brief fake news report (on the Chris Morris Music Show on BBC Radio1). At the time many listening at home would not have fully understood the meaning of this sketch…
At The time, Savile sued the BBC, saying the sketch had ‘ruined his Christmas’.
(Hat tip: Lars Biscuits)
From Brand New Retro:
Jimmy Savlle in the Television Club, Harcourt Street, on a fund-raising visit to Dublin in May,1968.
The visit afforded him two features in consecutive editions of New Spotlight magazine. All photos here.
That’s Larry Gogan (pic 1) and Tony Kenny and the Sands Showband (Pic 2). Can you name the rest?
Brand New Retro
Meanwhile: Buyer Of Jimmy Savile’s Rolls-Royce ‘Gutted’ (Sky)
Also: Church’s regret Over Entertainer’s Papal Knighthood (CathNews)
As the scandal of Savile’s alleged abuse of children in his BBC dressing room, at hospitals and schools continues to grow, calls have been made for the BBC to review its guidelines on child protection.
Lord Patten, the chairman of the BBC Trust, called the allegations against Savile a “cesspit”, and said he wanted to ensure the corporation’s policies were “fit for purpose”.
He denied however there was a “corporate cover-up” over the decision to drop the Newsnight investigation into claims Savile had abused young girls while working on Top of the Pops..
Patten said he believed it would be a good idea for BBC director general George Entwistle to make a prominent primetime apology on behalf of the BBC once the claims have been unravelled.
Jimmy Savile Sex Abuse Claims Made By Former Hospital Patients (Guardian)
The film’s transmission was scheduled for mid-December, a couple of weeks before the airing by the BBC of Christmas tributes to the presenter of Top of the Pops and Jim’ll Fix It, who died in October 2011.
Pulling the film avoided a potential embarrassment for the corporation, which was elsewhere feting him as a hero to the public.
Jimmy Savile: Newsnight Staff Were Furious After Abuse Report Dropped (Guardian)
Sir Jimmy Savile has died at his home aged 84. The former presenter, most famous for his show Jim’ll Fix It, passed away at his home in Roundhay, Leeds.
Sir Jimmy was just two days away from his 85th birthday.
BREAKING NEWS: Sir Jimmy Savile dies at home aged 84 (Mail Online)