CAN we feel sorry for Cliff Richard? When the police raided his home in the full glare of the BBC cameras, did you wince? Or did you pat yourself on the back and congratulate the Beeb and the police on their sound work in investigating allegations of historic sex abuse and, most vitally, showing us all how they have moved on and are no longer ignoring victims, employing the depraved and failing to report their crimes?
The worthy South Yorkshire plods must have known Cliff was on his summer holidays.
JIMMY Savile, the dead knight of the realm and the papal church accused of being the world’s worst ever sex attacker, the man who knew Charles and Diana’s greatest secret, who invited us to sing-along to the jingle-jangle son, who blow cigar smoke at children trapped in a lift, was a wizard.
IN 1990, Sir Jimmy Savile talked to Q Magazine of his sexual interst in fresh corpses.
To the HuffPost this is:
Jimmy Savile Interview From 1990 Reveals Disgraced Star’s Apparent Fetish For The Dead
FLASHBAK to September 7 1973:
TV and radio star Jimmy Savile entertains schoolchildren trapped in a broken-down lift in London. The youngsters were being presented by Mr Savile with a £7,500 cheque for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
THE young students at Scargill School in Rainham, east London, are rehearsing for the end-of-year show Lights, Camera, Action!. We join the action as the school caretaker cahracter, a Mr Jim Fixit arrives. He is, as the notes sugegst, “ready for any challenge.”
He produces a letter. He reads:
“Dear Jim, could you please find time to retrieve my sixteen footballs from the roof of the school hall.”
IT’S hard to explain how peculiar TV was in the 1970s. Better to show you kids what the olds had to watch.
On November 16, 1974, Petula Clarke starred in The Sound of Petula. . .The Tale of a Scorpio, Petula sang about people born under the Scorpio star sign.
THIS year would mark the 50th anniversary of Top Of The Pops. The show was, until relatively recently, a cornerstone of British television. A mixture of people’s interest shifting to the internet, and the BBC’s complete failure to stay in touch with youth culture and an over-reliance on the Glastonbury coverage saw TOTP falling by the wayside.
And then there’s the ongoing Jimmy Savile child abuse scandal.
DID you go to the Justice 4 Jimmy rally in Leeds’ Rhounday Park? Thats Jimmy Savile.
@rabbitaway issued a call to arms:
Not afraid to speak up for those that cannot. Roundhay Park Leeds October 29th 1pm JUSTICE FOR JIMMY SAVILE JOIN US
WHAT do we make of the death of David Smith? He was Jimmy Savile’s chauffeur. Not his only one. Just one of them. Mr Smith’s other claim to fame is that his was the honour of being the first person charged with sexual offences as part of Operation Yewtree. He was arrested in December 2012.
But he never will get his trial. Back in July he pleased not guilty to two counts of indecent assault and two of gross indecency on a child. Yesterday, he was due to appear at Southwark Crown Court. But he never left his home in Effingham Road, Lewisham.
JAMES McAvoy’s new film Filth has opened in London. McAvoy would play Jimmy Savile if Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh ever penned a script about the BBC DJ, NHS ward wharbler and sex predator, the Scottish novelist has said. Welsh told the Radio Times that while making Filth, he discussed the subject of sexual abuse with X-Men star McAvoy, who apparently told him: “If you ever write a script about it, I’d love to play Jimmy Savile.” Maybe the film could feature a trial and name some of the enablers who let Savile prosper? After all, the law never did catch up with Savile while he was alive…
THE Daily Mail reports that “DJ Chris Evans has courted controversy after impersonating serial sex predator Jimmy Savile live on air to nearly 10 million listeners”.
Impersonating Jimmy Savile involves:
a) being dead
b) grabbing hold of children
c) becoming aPapal knight
d) looking like an identikit nonce
CAN we all agree that Jimmy Savile was convicted of not a single sex crime during his successful BBC career? Good. That is the only fact which we can all agree on without a shadow of doubt. Of course, the welter of evidence collated since his death says that Aunty’s charitable DJ lived a life as putrid as his rotting corpse. Indeed, rumours are that sex with dead bodies was not beyond his tastes.
Today, the Mirror tells its readers:
Jimmy Savile: Celebrity arrests could soar after police discover DJ’s secret lair at record shop - Names and sexual details of hundreds of girls were scrawled across huge wall in a scene from a horror film
OPERATION Yewtree calls The Wombles.
Mike Batt wrote their music. He went on the record:
In 1974 The Wombles were the biggest selling act in the U.K. It all came about by my being hired to do the music for this little TV series, five minutes long, that the BBC did. These funny little puppet things being stop-animated into rather twee adventures picking up litter on Wimbledon Common. Instead of getting the £200 fee for it, I asked if I could have the character rights to the music. That was worth nothing, because there was no band or anything, so they gave me that instead.
IN October 1978, when Jimmy Savile was in his paedo pomp, seducing kids on the BBC with the vow that Jim’ll Fix It and spinning the discs on Radio 1, Johnny Rotten wanted to murder him. In this clip, John Lydon talks about killing the protected Savile.
The interview features on Public Image’s album Religion Attack. This part about Savile never did make the Beeb’s final cut for broadcast:
JIMMY Savile has not been purged from the BBC. Sure, the BBC wiped Savile from its Desert Island Discs database. But Savile still features on the BBC. He’s part of the BBC news feature on the London Marathon (see above).
When he appeared as a character on the children’s Tweenies show – Max Tweenie was dressed as the BBC and the NHS’s in-house pervert – the Sun was outraged. The BBC was aghast. It would never happen again. But now blogjam has spotted Savile elsewhere on the Beeb. On the Top of The Pops 2 site, you can send a pal a Jimmy Savile postcard. “Sir Jim’ll”… (molest your kids)…
You can read an interview with Savile on the same pages. Highlights are:
Was TOTP part of the ‘Swinging Sixties’?
Jimmy: TOTP epitomised what was going on for younger people at the time. It was simple insofar as most things were safe: sex was safe, a girl walking home late at night was safe. Booze hadn’t raised its head to the extent that it has today. Drugs were practically non-existent. It was such a time of freedom and emancipation for young people. Everything was wonderful and you could say that everything was safe and TOTP mirrored that. I made a big fuss of the audience, I made sure the audience got just as much camera coverage as the groups did, because I considered the audience, if anything, more important than the groups. You could see from their abandon that it was a perfectly natural demonstration of trouble-free joy.
Did TOTP benefit from coming to swinging London?
Jimmy: I don’t think TOTP gained anything by coming down to London from its base in Manchester. Nobody is important in London, nobody is rich, because London eats everybody! When it was in Manchester it was a recognisable entity, people worshipped TOTP. If they’d left it where it was, it would have still had that marvellous fresh flavour. You can’t take something into London and have that same freshness.
As it went through the 70’s TOTP was criticised for sexism – what is your view?
Jimmy: In the 70s, 80s and 90s there came something called Political Correctness. Now Political Correctness, apart from being a load of crap, is something that gives lesser people a tub to thump, people who are nothing. They would come and say you are doing this and that. Why didn’t they ask Pan’s People if they minded dancing in provocative gear? They enjoyed it. Queen Cleopatra wore gear like that – I mean, do me a favour! Political correctness has ruined more people, jobs, and atmospheres than anything else in today’s society.
Did the punk bands behave themselves?
Jimmy: Everybody behaved on TOTP. If they misbehaved, they ran the chance of not having their next record played. That was professional death so everybody behaved.
And will the BBC ever rerun the Grumbleweeds Radio Show? The Grumbleweeds once performed on the Childrens Royal Variety Show. Savile was there:
STUART Hall get the Taiwanese news treatment. Look out for Hall being beaten to death. Hall meeting Jimmy Savile in Hell. Hall having his arms ripped out and for all eternity wailing and gnashing his teeth in frustration that he can’t do the very thing that got him damned:
BILL Roache is not Ken Barlow, Coronation Street’s randy, pompous, educated bore. That’s just the job God picked out for him. Roache is in the public eye because he told New Zealand’s One News his views on child sex crimes.
Before that he was on This Morning to try and reach out to with his pet Jack Russell dogs, Poppy and Harry, “via animal psychic Jackie Weaver”. He once walked with the Druids (see photo above). One News knew they were stood on fertile ground when the posed the questions.
IN “REVENGE OF SAVILE VICTIM”, the Express introduces us to Leisha Brookes, 45. She claims to have been abused by the late Sir Jimmy Savile, Papal Knight, NHS ward wallah, BBC stalwart and keeper of those Princess Diana secrets. And her revenge is to…
a) Dig up Savile and beat him with sticks?
b) Have cigars rebranded as ‘Peado Sticks’?
c) Firebomb the London Marathon?
d) Murder everyone with the surname Savile
e) Refuse to pay her TV licence
Yep, it’s (f). Says she:
“No matter what you fine me, I am not going to give a penny to my abusers from the BBC. I cannot pay the BBC or anyone connected with it.”
CARDINAL Keith O’Brien has resigned. Gay rights group Stonewall once called the head of the Catholic Church in Scotland, “bigot of the year”.
He’s accused of sexual impropriety against four priests, three of them still serving. Nothing has been proven. The cardinal has denied the charges. Piers Paul Read says in the Times that “his resignation suggests that there may be some fire behind the smoke“.
Cardinal O’Brien has tendered his resignation as Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh. Vatican policy advices that bishops retire at the age of 75. He’s 74.
JIMMY Savile was speaking with The New Venture News in 1964. Based on London’s Old Kent Road, New Venture News was talking with “personality of the moment”, Radio Luxembourg DJ Jimmy Savile. A “young lady” is also in the room.
In the interview, Savile says he was “4″ when he embarked on a “love affair” with a 16-year-old. His most embarrassing moment was being “caught” in a Great Yarmouth caravan with “five girls”. He says his life is “an open book”:
THEY do a lot of work for charity, and they DO like to mention it!
When it comes to self-promotion you have to hand it to him. Transfer deadline day arrives and instead of talking about a 22-year-old Brazilian or Portuguese hotshot on his way to Chelsea or Manchester to City, the media is frothing with excitement over a 37-year-old former international whose main purpose these days is to sell merchandise with his name on.
JIMMY Savile, a word of thanks. Helen Boaden, director of news at the BBC (salary: £354,000 a year) goes on the record:
“I’ve lost a stone since all the Savile business erupted.”
THE BBC wanted to opurge the place of Jimmy Savile. The BBC cleansed Savile from its Desert Island Discs database. This is the BBC that came up with the vacuous decision to edit out an appearance of Jonathan King on a 1976 edition of Top of the Pops for a BBC4 rerun. King was convicted and jailed for sex with underage teenage boys a few years back, but what could be the rationale for this show ‘laundering’; this charade that King never existed?
Others to be erased from the BBC’s archives: Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ike Turner, Michael Jackson (OK never convicted, but, y’know….), Boy George, Gary Glitter, Sid Vicious and Phil Spector. And anything and eveything they ever worked on, and projects they helped to create.
HOW can you prove that Jimmy Savile sexually abused you? Savile’s alleged victims are vying for a shared of his £4.3 million estate plus compensation form the NHS, schools, the BBC and what institutions failed to stop Savile and provided a venue for his deviancy.
Pannone is one law firm handling complaint against Savile. The company has issued press releases, such as:
October 22, 2012:
A leading abuse case lawyer whose firm is representing victims of disgraced DJ Jimmy Savile, says Publicist Max Clifford must tell the police what he knows about other ‘stars’ of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s and any possible misconduct on their behalf.
THE verdict is in. Jimmy Savile was “a prolific, predatory sex offender” who used his fame to “hide in plain sight”. He molested and raped people aged 8 to 47 in hospitals, BBC studios, his van, a mental unit, a children’s home and a hospice between 1955 and 2009. What he did in morgues with the dead remains uncertain.
214 criminal offences recorded against his name
126 indecent acts
450 people say Savile abused them
He is accused of 34 rapes – 26 female; 8 male