Jimmy Savile

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Jimmy Savile escaped justice because of libel laws, claims reporter
The Sun tried to expose Savile as paedophile but had to back down over fears of costly libel case, investigative journalist says

Jim Waterson Media editor

28, Apr, 2022 @3:30 PM

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Outrageous libel laws protected Jimmy Savile. At last, change is on the cards | Meirion Jones
Moves to rein in lawsuits that protect the rich, powerful and wicked are decades, if not centuries, overdue, says journalist Meirion Jones

Meirion Jones

28, Apr, 2022 @3:30 PM

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How can an MP even think of excusing child abuse? Have we learned nothing? | Sonia Sodha
Crispin Blunt’s support of Imran Ahmad Khan shows that power can still disregard victims

Sonia Sodha

17, Apr, 2022 @6:30 AM

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The mystery of how Jimmy Savile hid in plain sight | Letter
Letter: There was something chilling about the presenter, but no one seemed to link it to criminality, writes David Handley


14, Apr, 2022 @5:26 PM

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The awful truth of Netflix’s Jimmy Savile documentary: he gaslit an entire nation
The global success of Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story has brought the BBC figure’s crimes to the attention of the world. The spotlight is now on how he groomed a whole society

Phil Harrison

14, Apr, 2022 @3:15 PM

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Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story review – a welter of devastating detail
A decade after his fathomless crimes came to light, this documentary brings home the misery Savile spread, unchecked – and reveals how he ‘groomed the nation’

Lucy Mangan

06, Apr, 2022 @1:47 PM

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Prince Charles repeatedly sought Jimmy Savile’s advice, documentary claims
Programme reveals Savile produced PR handbook for royals, some of which was passed on to the Queen

Kevin Rawlinson

06, Apr, 2022 @10:42 AM

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The day I thwarted Jimmy Savile: Mark Lawson on trying to stop Britain’s worst sex offender
As a new show reveals how Jimmy Savile got away with it, Mark Lawson recalls a lifetime of encounters with the predator – and their most shocking confrontation

Mark Lawson

01, Apr, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story to Dirty Lines: the seven best shows to stream this week
Netflix’s horrifying new documentary examines how the TV presenter was able to hide his evil in plain sight, while an 80s-set Dutch drama follows a student who makes a living from premium rate sex lines

Phil Harrison

01, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Chris Heaton-Harris is new chief whip and Jacob Rees-Mogg minister for Brexit opportunities – reshuffle as it happened
Limited government reshuffle sees big changes in whips’ office as former chief whip Mark Spencer moves to leader of Commons

Andrew Sparrow

08, Feb, 2022 @5:11 PM

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Boris Johnson on the brink: the week that led his premiership to unravel
It was supposed to be the moment the PM showed contrition. Instead the Savile smear has left his career hanging by a thread

Toby Helm, Political editor

06, Feb, 2022 @6:50 AM

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Far right celebrates after Johnson repeats ‘Savile slur’ in parliament
The prime minister was widely criticised for repeating the slur that is widespread online – but extremists were delighted

Mark Townsend Home Affairs Editor

05, Feb, 2022 @7:16 PM

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