Tema: Jimmy Savile

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Tema: Jimmy Savile

Senest opdateret: 14. feb. 2017

En tema side, der giver overblik over, hvad dette website indeholder ang. Jimmy Savile.


25. February 2016

BBC Trust: Dame Janet Smith review

"The BBC Trust has published in full the report by Dame Janet Smith DBE of her inquiry into the BBC’s culture and practices during the Jimmy Savile and Stuart Hall years."

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Jimmy Savile - Pave Johannes Paul 2. - 1982

Jimmy Savile - Pave Johannes Paul 2. - 1982

Papal Visit To London
London, United Kingdom
May 28, 1982 / United News/Popperfoto
Pope John Paul II blesses members of the congregation at a service for the sick and disabled at St George's Cathedral, Southwark in London during the papal tour of the United Kingdom on 28th May 1982. On the left, DJ and television presenter Jimmy Savile talks with Cardinal Basil Hume during the blessing.

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Pop Priest
United Kingdom
October 06, 1967 / Keystone Features
Jesuit priest Father George Giarchi with English dj and television presenter Jimmy Savile and a group of 'flower girls' at a run-through for a 'preach-in' at the Jesuit's Church in Mayfair, London, 6th October 1967. Father Giarchi aims to boost attendance at his services by advertising to young people.

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DJ And Broadcaster Sir Jimmy Savile Dies At 84
December 18, 2008 Samir Hussein
Sir Jimmy Savile poses at Gold's Factory Outlet on December 18, 2008 in London, England

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Baggrund:

James Wilson Vincent Savile was born on 31 October 1926 in Leeds, the youngest of seven children. He went on to become a radio disc jockey, television presenter, media personality and charity fundraiser. He hosted the BBC television show Jim'll Fix It and was the first presenter of the BBC music chart show Top of the Pops. He presented many episodes of Top of the Pops and was also present on the last ever broadcast in 2006. He was awarded an OBE in 1971, was knighted in 1990 and received a Papal Knighthood in 1990. He died on 29 October 2011 aged 84. 

During the Second World War Savile was conscripted to work in the coal mines. He later began a career in dance halls, first playing records and then moving on to manage them, including the Mecca Ballroom in Manchester. He began working as a DJ at Radio Luxembourg in 1958 and on Tyne Tees Television in 1960. In 1964 he presented the first edition of Top of the Pops and from 1968 worked on BBC Radio 1. Between 1975 and 1994 he presented Jim'll Fix It. As well as his television and radio work he supported charities and hospitals, in particular Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury, Leeds General Infirmary and Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire

During Savile's lifetime there were some rumours connecting him with child abuse but these only became more widely publicised after his death. Savile claimed the key to his success on Jim'll Fix It had been that he disliked children, although he’s later said to have admitted that this was to deflect scrutiny of his personal life. He’s quoted as saying that he did not own a computer as he did not want anybody to think he was downloading child pornography (UTV interview 2006).

 In a 1990 interview for The Independent on Sunday, journalist Lynn Barber asked him about rumours that he liked young girls. Savile's reply was that, as he worked in the pop music business, ‘the young girls in question don't gather round me because of me – it's because I know the people they love, the stars, I am of no interest to them.’

In April 2000, in a television documentary by Louis Theroux, Savile acknowledged that rumours about whether he was a paedophile had been raised by some media. He denied that he was although the way he controlled and deflected the questioning takes on a sinister aspect when the interview is re-viewed in the knowledge of what has now been recounted by those who have come forward.

In 2009, Savile was interviewed under caution by Surrey Police investigating an allegation of indecent assault at Duncroft Approved School for Girls near Staines, Surrey, in the 1970s where he had been a regular visitor. The CPS advised that there was insufficient evidence to take any further action and no charges were brought. 

In March 2008, Savile started legal proceedings against a newspaper which had linked him in several articles to child abuse at the Jersey children's home Haut de la Garenne. Savile denied visiting Haut de la Garenne but later admitted that he had following the publication of a photograph showing him at the home surrounded by children. The States of Jersey Police said that an allegation of an indecent assault by Savile at the home in the 1970s had been investigated, but there had been insufficient evidence to proceed. 

In 2009, Savile publicly defended the convicted paedophile Gary Glitter, saying:

‘He just watched a few dodgy films and was only vilified because he was a celebrity, it was for his own gratification. Whether it was right or wrong is up to him as a person.’ 

 Example victim accounts of sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile (now recorded as crimes):

• 1960. A 10-year-old boy saw Savile outside a hotel and asked for his autograph. They went into the hotel reception where he was seriously sexually assaulted. (Classified as assault by penetration).

• 1965. A 14-year-old girl met Savile in a nightclub. She later visited his home and was raped. (Classified as rape).

• 1972. A 12-year-old boy and two female friends attended a recording of Top of the Pops. During a break in filming Savile groped his genitals and the breasts of his two friends. (Classified as sexual assault).

• 1973. A 16-year-old female hospital patient was befriended by Savile. He led her to an office where he kissed her, touched her inappropriately and then subjected her to a sexual assault. (Classified as sexual assault).

• 1974. Savile took a 14-year-old schoolgirl for a drive in his car and seriously sexually assaulted her. (Classified as assault by penetration). 

Kilde:  Giving Victims a Voice, joint report by the Metropolitan Police and NSPCC, published 11 January 2013 <her>

Den omtalte Gary Glitter:  Gary Glitter ryger 16 år i fængsel <her>

Wikipedia Dansk - kort: Jimmy Savile

Wikipedia Engelsk - omfattende: Jimmy Savile

Wikipedia Engelsk- omfattende: Jimmy Savile sexual abuse scandal

NHS and Department of Health investigations into Jimmy Savile <her>


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