Jimmy Savile


post 01 July 2014
Read more from Jon on Snowblog How Savile and Harris must have haunted their victims

I have already described how I was abused as a child - but my abuser did not haunt me because, unlike Jimmy Savile and Rolf Harris, he was not constantly in the public eye.

article 30 June 2014 UK
Darshna Soni by Rolf Harris guilty on 12 counts of indecent assault

TV personality Rolf Harris, found guilty on 12 charges of indecent assault against four girls, tried to charm the court during his trial. But the prosecution said a demon lurked beneath that charm.

article 26 June 2014 UK
Victoria Macdonald by How Jimmy Savile abused hospital patients aged five to 75

Jimmy Savile subjected hospital patients to "truly awful" sexual abuse for more than four decades, a series of chilling reports reveals.

article 26 February 2014 UK
by Why the 1970s were better than you think

The 1970s get a bad press. Economic ruin, union strife, racism, Jimmy Savile, embarrassing music - the list is endless. But was this decade really as bad as it's portrayed?

article 29 November 2013 UK
Savile investigation: more hospitals to be investigated

A further 19 hospitals will be investigated for having links with disgraced television presenter Jimmy Savile.

article 16 October 2013 UK
Ex-policeman investigated over Savile

An ex-West Yorkshire police officer is being investigated by the IPCC over allegations he intervened in a 2009 Surrey police probe into alleged sex abuse by Jimmy Savile.

article 15 October 2013 UK
Savile police transcript: 'I've got a clear conscience'

A transcript of the last police interview with Jimmy Savile, from 2009, is published for the first time, revealing his repeated denials when confronted with allegations of abuse.

article 14 October 2013 UK
Scope of Savile NHS patients abuse probe widened

A number of hospitals may be investigated as part of inquiries into sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile at NHS premises, the health secretary has confirmed.

video 08 October 2013 UK

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BBC's Hall: we need to own up to mistakes 'quickly' - video

The BBC has to "own up to mistakes quickly", following scandals over Jimmy Savile and pay-offs, Director-General Tony Hall says - but adds he does not want staff "looking over their shoulders."