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The BBC’s Futile Attempt To Erase Jimmy Savile

by | 22nd, September 2014

Cilla Black and Jimmy Saville before a Variety Club Luncheon at the Savoy Hotel. Date: 10/08/1964

 

THE BBC very much regrest including the face of dead DJ Jimmy Savile during Top Of The Pops highlights show this September. Sir Jimmy, as he was known at the time of filming (the repugnant man was both a Papal knight and knight of the realm), is not a BBC highlight and must be shown only on the news.

The BBC says:

“Although all programmes are reviewed before broadcast, unfortunately this brief appearance was missed. It was removed from iPlayer as soon as we were made aware and replaced with a re-edited version. We apologise for any distress caused.”

You could laugh. Savile never happened. He never presented Top of The Pops. He is being erased.

Liz Dux, an abuse lawyer at Slater and Gordon which is representing 174 of Savile’s victims, tells media:

“You can’t underestimate the amount of distress Savile’s victims will have suffered if they have seen this. It is a constant reminder of what they have been through. Many of them still await the findings of the BBC inquiry and a resolution to questions that have been ongoing for nearly two years. Seeing something like this reawakens their suffering.”

So says the lawyer.

Of course, Savile was on the magic box for years when he was allegedly raping children and feeling up the sick, troubled and incacerated. That might have caused the victims more reason to weep than a brief showing of the Beeb and

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