(1973– )

News

Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile – review

TV performer is judged on the medium that made him famous in ITV documentary detailing sex abuse allegations

As a TV performer, Sir Jimmy Savile flourished in peak-time, or at least the early part of it: his key vehicles – Jim'll Fix It, Top of the Pops – had necessarily to be scheduled before the bedtimes of what we now hesitate to call the target audience of teenagers.

Savile would have considered a 23:10 ITV peak-time slot career death. But it seems almost certain to be the case that his status as a cherished television personality died there – posthumously – on Wednesday night, with the irony that one of the most talked-about shows of recent times had to be screened in this low-ratings zone because its stories about a children's TV presenter were so unsuitable for children.

As is now commonly the case with high-profile factual films and books, the contents of Exposure:
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

See also

External Sites