Report: UK’s Savile Abused Hundreds Over 60 Years

Documents Show Savile’s Access To Thatcher

LONDON (AP) — Classified documents being made public Friday detail how now-disgraced BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile was comfortable at the heart of the British government during his heyday in the 1980s, lunching with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at her country home, sending her jokey thank-you notes and lobbying for tax breaks and contributions for his […]

UK Police: Jimmy Savile Is Suspect In 199 Crimes

LONDON (AP) — The late BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile is a suspect in 199 crimes recorded so far, including dozens of cases of rape, British police said Wednesday. They described the level of sexual abuse allegations against Savile as “unprecedented in the U.K.” The accusations against Savile, who died last year at age 84, grew […]

BBC Chooses New Director-General

Tony Hall, currently chief executive of the Royal Opera House, was announced as the BBC’s new director-general on Thursday. Hall served as the BBC’s director of news for a decade before taking the Royal Opera post in 2001.

BBC Could Face Govt. Inquiry Over Jimmy Savile

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s culture secretary says the government could order a full public inquiry into the British Broadcasting Corp.’s handling of the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal. Maria Miller was quoted Sunday as telling The Sunday Telegraph newspaper that a formal investigation into the broadcaster “remains an option.” Savile, one of the BBC’s best […]

BBC Editor Out In Wake Of Savile Sex Probe

BBC Boss To Face Committee Over Scandal

LONDON (AP) — The director general of the BBC is set to face a lawmaker committee to explain why the broadcaster pulled an expose unmasking one of its most popular entertainers as a pedophile. George Entwistle will face lawmakers on the Culture Media and Sport Select Committee on Tuesday. The appearance comes a day after […]

BBC FMore Sallout On Savile Scandal

LONDON (AP) — The BBC faced growing fallout Monday over sexual abuse allegations against a popular children’s TV entertainer, as Prime Minister David Cameron accused the broadcaster of changing its story about why it killed a news segment on the accusations. The powerful broadcaster tried to stem the damage, saying in a statement that a […]

BBC To Investigate Jimmy Savile Sex Allegations

LONDON (AP) — The BBC is struggling to contain a crisis sparked by allegations of serial sexual abuse against the late Jimmy Savile, a longtime children’s television host.Dozens of women have come forward to say that Savile, who died in October 2011 aged 84, sexually assaulted them when they were as young as 13. London’s […]

UK TV Host Savile Acused Of Abusing Children

LONDON (AP) – For decades, Jimmy Savile was a fixture on British television — an eccentric, aggressively jocular host of children’s shows and a tireless charity fundraiser. When he died last year at 84 – by then knighted as Sir Jimmy — he drew tributes from Prince Charles and thousands of fans. Now several women […]

Eccentric UK Broadcaster Jimmy Savile Dies

LONDON (AP) — Veteran British broadcaster Jimmy Savile, a famously eccentric culture figure, has died at his home in northern England. He was 84. Savile, known for his garish tracksuits, chunky gold jewelry and boundless enthusiasm for pop music and charity work, was the host of two long-running British television programs and claimed to have […]