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Jimmy Savile And The Married Bisexual Monk And Convicted Child Abuser Who Fixed Clocks For Kids

by | 17th, November 2014

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DID you see the convicted child abuser on Jim’ll Fix It , the Jimmy Savile BBC show whereon the twice-over knight (papal and regal) made kids’ wishes come true? Of course the biggest wish he saved for later when he dropped dead.

The peado wasn’t just Jimmy. He’s only an alleged one . This other padon was an actual proven nonce. As the Telegraph reports:

A young girl was “set up” to appear on Jim’ll Fix It alongside a convicted child abuser, the BBC has reported.

Was she set up because he was a young girl?

Confidential social services reports confirm that Keith Harding, an antiques expert who appeared on the 1980 Christmas edition of the show, was involved with the notorious campaign group, the Paedophile Information Exchange (Pie), according to the Radio 4’s Today programme. It said that Harding was convicted of indecent assault against four children aged eight and nine in the late 1950s and was a “schedule 1” offender meaning his convictions remained on his police file for life.

However he was subsequently given the Freedom of the City of London and became a member of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, as well as running a museum regularly visited by children.

Is being a worshipful clockmaker a big deal? Not really. But if you like clocks it’s a community of like-minded souls. And it does good deeds:

The Company supports  the Lord Mayor’s charities  together with a number of educational and other City charities and good causes, such as  Livery Schools Link  and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama . It also maintains the  memorials of famous English clockmakers . Very limited available funding limits the number and amount of donations that the Company would like to make.

Some of those Lord Mayor’s charities deal with children. And the Role as Freeman might well be linked to his work with the clockmakers. Becoming a Freeman is open to pretty anyone who want to be one, and who has links to the City. In short, it’s no big deal.

In December 1980, he was filmed by Jim’ll Fix It at his workshop in Islington, north London, where he fixed a music box belonging to a 13-year-old girl whose letter was shown on screen requesting the repair.

She then appeared with her younger brother in the studio alongside Harding and Savile who has since been exposed as a serial child abuser. The girl’s brother named only as Dean told the Today programme that the feature was “set up” by the production team who instigated the item by approaching the family.

“She was asked to write that letter. The way it came about was that my uncle was asked by his then girlfriend, who was a researcher at the BBC, if anybody in the family had a musical box,” he said. “Obviously the letter must have been done after the facts.”

The BBC fixed it? The teenager was no big music box fan? And what happened with the peado and Savile?

Dean said he and his sister were chaperoned by a relative throughout their time on the programme and nothing untoward took place.

Who knew?

John Ferris, 67, Harding’s civil partner who also worked with him at his World of Mechanical Music museum in Gloucestershire, said the news had come as a “complete shock”. “I’d been with him since 1996 and this has come as a complete revelation,” he told the Telegraph. “He never displayed any intererst or inclination towards children, in fact, quite the opposite to be blunt.”

He hated kids? Maybe he hated the rejection?

And get this yes, HE’S

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