Monday, 22 September 2014

"BBC apologises for Jimmy Savile's entire broadcasting career"

From the BBC:

The BBC has apologised for airing hundreds of television and radio programmes between 1968 and 1994 in which disgraced DJ Jimmy Savile featured heavily.

Viewed with the benefit of 20/20 hindsight, the footage could be interpreted as giving clues that Savile was behaving inappropriately towards members of the audience.

"Unfortunately this twenty-six year long series of clues was overlooked," said the BBC after seven viewers complained.

"And know we think about it, it was all a load of self-aggrandising shit. Goes to show, eh?"


Dick Puddlecote said...

Good grief. So a well-known face from the 70s is too horrific to be shown at 11:15pm on a Saturday night on BBC2? Where did this country's spine disappear to?

Mark Wadsworth said...

DP, up its own arsehole?

You do wonder though, they'll show programmes with footage of Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, ISIS, planes crashing into World Trade Centre over and over, but people can't handle a few seconds of Savile?

Bayard said...

It's not that, it looks like the BBC is trying to pretend JS never existed or that they never had anything to do with him in a rather Orwellian way. Hitler, Pol Pot et al they don't mind as they never promoted them in the first place.