Jimmy Savile

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How two BBC journalists risked their jobs to reveal the truth about Jimmy Savile
The long read: Listening to the women who alleged abuse, and fighting to get their stories heard, helped change the treatment of victims by the media and the justice system

Poppy Sebag-Montefiore

02, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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TV tonight: Jermaine Jenas hunts the football trolls
The former Spurs player turned broadcaster examines the racial abuse of footballers. Plus: the Hairy Bikers head north. Here’s what to watch this evening

Phil Harrison, Ali Catterall, Jack Seale and Simon Wardell

07, Oct, 2021 @5:20 AM

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If we’re serious about ending violence against women, we need to talk about culture | Fiona Vera-Gray
From true crime to pornography, the way women are depicted onscreen has real-life consequences, says Dr Fiona Vera-Gray, an assistant professor at Durham University

Fiona Vera-Gray

04, Oct, 2021 @12:32 PM

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Steve Coogan to play Jimmy Savile in ‘sensitive’ BBC drama
Alan Partridge star will take on ‘complex’ character of notorious paedophile in The Reckoning

Jim Waterson Media editor

26, Sep, 2021 @5:29 PM

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Jimmy Savile: The People Who Knew review – devastating and damning
A decade after Savile’s death, a new documentary shares brave, horrific testimony from victims about the ‘huge multi-institutional cover-up’ which continues to this day

Mark Lawson

07, Aug, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Daughter of 13-year-old mother raped in 1970s wins justice at last
Daisy, 45, overcame years of police inaction after persuading her mother to testify against Carvel Bennett

Diane Taylor

02, Aug, 2021 @6:38 PM

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Jimmy Savile: 10 years on, what has changed in uncovering abuse?
As TV revisits the scandal, the author of an acclaimed play about it asks what the media and key institutions have learned – and whether survivors are now treated any better

Jonathan Maitland

01, Aug, 2021 @5:45 AM

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Women’s fears as rape prosecutions stay at 10-year low
Figures set to prompt scrutiny of alleged Crown Prosecution Service policy on ‘weak’ cases

Mark Townsend Home affairs editor

19, Jul, 2020 @6:41 AM

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The Guardian view on the BBC: getting ready for the fight of its life | Editorial
Editorial: With fierce competition from streaming services and the licence fee under threat, Tony Hall’s successor must get the corporation on the front foot

Editorial

20, Jan, 2020 @6:34 PM

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Operation Midland: how the police fell for VIP abuse fantasist
The Met had vowed not to shy from historical sex abuse after the Jimmy Saville scandal

Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent

04, Oct, 2019 @6:07 PM

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Louis Theroux: I backed accusers of Michael Jackson due to my time with Savile
Film-maker says he defended singer’s accusers, driven by his ‘boost’ to Jimmy Savile’s image before sex abuse confirmed

Jim Waterson in Edinburgh

22, Aug, 2019 @3:47 PM

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‘I liked Jimmy Savile,’ admits Louis Theroux on Desert Island Discs
The film-maker is ‘confused’ over how he found the sex abuser likeable and says the experience darkened his view of the world

Vanessa Thorpe

12, May, 2019 @8:00 AM

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