Jimmy Savile -
Born in Leeds as James Wilson Vincent Savile in 1926
Died on 29th October 2011, (aged 84) in Leeds, West Yorkshire
He was an English Disc Jockey, television presenter, media personality and charity fundraiser. He hosted the BBC television show Jim’ll Fix It, was the first and last presenter of the long-
A year after his death, hundreds of allegations of child sex abuse and rape were made, when he wasn’t able to defend himself, and his relations were not in a position to defend a multitude of claims.
Might have been one of Britain's most prolific sexual offenders. All these claims appeared after Jimmy Savile’s estate had been published.
Jimmy was conscripted to work in the coal mines as a Bevin Boy during the Second World War. He began a career playing records in, and later managing, dance halls. His media career started as a disc jockey at Radio Luxembourg in 1958
During his lifetime, he was noted for fundraising and supporting charities and hospitals, in particular Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury, Leeds General Infirmary and Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire.
He was described in ‘The Guardian’ as a "prodigious philanthropist" and was honoured for his charity work.. He was awarded the OBE in 1971 and was knighted in 1990.
He was the youngest of seven children (his elder siblings were Mary, Marjory, Vincent, John, Joan, and Christina) in a Roman Catholic family. His parents were Vincent Joseph Marie Savile (died 1953), a bookmaker’s clerk and insurance agent, and his wife, Agnes Monica Savile (née Kelly; died 1973). Jimmy believed he owed his life to the intercession of the Venerable Margaret Sinclair, a Scottish nun, after he recovered quickly from illness, possibly pneumonia at the age of two when his mother prayed at Leeds Cathedral after Reading a pamphlet about Sinclair.
He became a semi-
If you look at the athletics of it, I've done over 300 professional bike races, 212 marathons and 107 pro fights. [He proudly announces that he lost all of his first 35 fights.] No wrestler wanted to go back home and say a long-
In 1968 he joined BBC Radio One, where he presented Savile's Travels, a weekly programme broadcast on Sundays in which he travelled around the UK talking to members of the public. From 1969 to 1973 he fronted Speakeasy, a discussion programme for teenagers. On Radio 1 he presented the Sunday lunchtime show Jimmy Savile's Old Record Club, playing top tens from years gone by. It was the first show to feature old charts and Savile used a "points system" in an imaginary quiz with the audience to guess the names of the song and artist. It began in 1973 as The Double Top Ten Show, and ended in 1987 as The Triple Top Ten Show when he left Radio 1 after 19 years.
On New Year's Day 1964 he presented the first edition of the BBC music chart television programme Top of the Pops from a television studio in a converted church in Dickenson Road, Rusholme, Manchester.
On 30 July 2006, he co-
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On Sky News, Thurs 25th June it was reported that J.S. was interfering with bodies in the Mortuary, Leeds Infirmary. We are not defending any abnormal behaviour on behalf of J.S. or any of the other celebrities that are now in prison. However, it was well known that Jimmy acted as porter on occasions and one of the tasks of porters is taking patients to Xray, surgery, or in the case of deceased patients, to the mortuary. With all the mud-
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After Jimmy Saviles estate was published, 450 claimed abuse by him.
The Home Secretary [The Rt. Hon. Theresa May] said she wanted transparency. Unfortunately, this only included those that are accused, never the names of the accusers. Since these accusers weren’t raped or murdered, why is it that they can remain nameless ? With the world recession during the last 10 years, many have accrued large credit card debt. Surely, if names are not revealed it must be tempting to accuse Jimmy of a sexual offence, particularly as he is no longer around to defend himself.
I repeat, why transparency for the accused but not the accusers ?
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