Big fish hang by a thread – with a little help from the BBC

WHEN former DJ, champion fund raiser and all-round eccentric Jimmy Savile was dramatically exposed as a paedophile of horrific proportions five years ago, one main question was on the public’s lips.

How did he get away with it for so long?

‘Sir’ Jimmy, his knighthood has never been revoked on the premise that it ceases to exist after his death, has since been accused of a tyranny of abuse spanning six decades but was never formally charged with any offence during his lifetime despite numerous complaints being made against him.

Question marks hung over many organisations, including the police, the charities and causes he so publicly fronted and, naturally, our dear old British Broadcasting Company.

He was associated with the Beeb from1964 when he hosted the first ever edition of Top of the Pops to when he was brought back in 2009 to bring the curtain down on the popular music programme.

His other notable BBC links included being a DJ on Radio One from 1968 and hosting Jim’ll Fix It.

Right to end, the Beeb conveniently looked the other way. A Newsnight investigation into Savile’s sexual crimes was famously dropped in December 2011 in favour of a cringing Christmas tribute programme.

It was left instead to ITV to break the incredible story through Exposure: the other side of Jimmy Savile broadcast in September 2012, 11 months after his death.

The aftermath was pure mayhem with the Metropolitan Police announcing less than two months later that the scale of sexual allegations was ‘unprecedented’ and organisations including the National Health Service, NSPCC and hospitals launching their own inquiries.

The figures produced were staggering enough but could never begin to cover the full range of Savile’s activities. After all, how many of his victims are either dead or without an effective voice?

The BBC did very little. Celebrity colleagues came out with largely non-committal comments about Saville – understandably so.

Those stating they were gobsmacked by the revelations stood accused of gross naivety; anyone with suspicions of what was really going on would face questions over what they did about it or whether they were also involved.

The BBC broadcast an edition of Panorama largely looking into why the Newsnight report was shelved and generally shrugged its collective shoulders with the unsatisfactory message that nothing like this could ever happen again.

Today, almost five years on from the breaking of the Savile story, the BBC should again be strongly challenged.

What have they done to investigate potentially the biggest celebrity story of our times?

For the reports from the authorities should have been just the start.

There is no question in the view of many people that the extent of the Savile story that has hit the mainstream media to date is indeed just the tip of a sensational iceberg.

The number of lines of potential inquiry – some excellently pursued by the ‘alternative’ news media – are numerous.

How’s about these for starters.


. No satisfactory explanation has yet been found for why Savile went undetected during his lifetime. Yet the whistleblowers are out there to reveal something of what Savile meant when he said he ‘worked deep cover’.

.Savile’s ‘elite’ friends unquestionably included former Prime Ministers Ted Heath and Margaret Thatcher – both now deceased – and Prince Charles, very much still with us and likely to be our next King. It is in the public’s interest to probe these links to discover more about these relationships.

.The whole point of Operation Yewtree was that Savile didn’t work alone. His was not a one-man crusade against the nation’s youth, he worked with and for people in VIP circles. When are we going to find out more about the paedophile rings he was involved in?

.Savile’s links with the occult and secret organisations have been reported elsewhere. There exists here an incredible story that goes some way to revealing why he was able to operate in plain sight and often speak and write quite openly about his secret life, yet it all somehow passed over us.

.His relationship with Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe is a huge story all of its own. They chatted regularly and at length at Broadmoor and Savile even introduced the serial killer to some of his other friends. Yet we have no real indication whether the duo did know each other beforehand, despite Savile links with at least four of Sutcliffe’s victims.

.Then there’s the necrophilia. Too dark for the BBC to handle?


Instead the silence of the BBC is deafening.

Could it be that there exists the same lack of political will to investigate Savile’s life of crime now as during his lifetime?

Is this because of the VIPs, most definitely including members of the Royal Family and top politicians, this would bring crashing down with him?

Unfortunately for the ‘elite’ the floodgates are well and truly open.

I’ve no doubt that five years on numerous members of the establishment are still shitting their pants waiting for the spotlight to fall on their dark activities.

‘Second Division’ VIPs such as Rolf Harris, Stuart Hall and Max Clifford have been humiliated and brought to book.

But the big fish still survive – by a BBC thread!

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