February 9th, 2012

Did the BBC Fix It For Jim?
Awkward Questions for Director General Mark Thompson

Guido got wind of this yesterday, but this week’s Oldie magazine is out, and has more details about a possible BBC cover up after Newsnight unearthed allegations of child abuse by Jimmy Savile on BBC property. The report was spiked, leaving a host of unanswered questions:

“The Newsnight investigation uncovered information of which Surrey Police was not aware, and moreover allegations were made about living people. Surely the BBC had a duty to inform the police about these disclosures? Yet there is no indication that it has done so, and the BBC has refused to answer questions about this. Furthermore, given that Savile was on the BBC’s payroll for more than 25 years, and along with the other celebrities who are still alive, is alleged to have abused minors on BBC premises, shouldn’t the Corporation have launched an in-house inquiry?

When asked if BBC Director-General Mark Thompson knew of the Newsnight report, the BBC refused to comment. But a source has told me that Thompson was tackled about the axing of the report at a pre-Christmas drinks party, so he cannot claim to be ignorant of it.”

Dark stuff…


119 Comments

  1. 1
    Well played says:

    So he was a wrong un?

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  2. 2
    Ah! Monika says:

    Oh what a web they weave…..

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  3. 4
    Wait! says:

    so taxpayers money has been used to investigate and make this program, yet the BBC refuse to answer any question on it?

    The BBC needs to be held to account.

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    • 7
      Terrible But True says:

      Silly billy.

      They are only required to hold others, ‘in power’ to account.

      That’s what makes them so… unique.

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/aboutthebbc/2011/06/helen-boaden-director-of-bbc-news-at-the-lse.shtml

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    • 73
      Auntie Vemin says:

      seem to remember there was a big hoo hah many years ago with accusations levelled against Ed Stewpot Stewart and others by young girls. Detailed interviewing by Plod led to case being closed as the girls stories would not stand up in court due to material inconsistencies in the dates and times relating to the events they alleged took place. Is this part of the same and only being brought out as the man is dead and in the UK a corpse cannot be libelled!’ might lead to more of the same, half a story, BBC messes up on presentation, and the hole lot gets spiked!

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  4. 5
    ffs! says:

    Chris Patten will be failing in his duties if he doesn’t fully investigate this. Something stinks.

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    • 25
      aaarghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh says:

      To begin with, that Hunt stinks to high Hell so he isnt the right man to investigate anything

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    • 31
      Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

      Patten – the archetypal establishment figure. He will be about as diligent as Neil Kinnock in rooting out corruption in Brussels.

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    • 91
      Fai Peng says:

      Maybe Malcolm Balen could produce a new report on the matter at licence payers expense. The report could be named “Another Balen Report”, and it could be filed with the first “Balen Report” under “not for publication”.

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    • 103
      Dick Scratcher says:

      …yeah, send in a big Catholic.

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  5. 8
    Tuscan Tony says:

    Jimmy did it to help them learn to swim: he always maintained that if he removed his fingers they would have sunk like stones.

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  6. 9
    Strewth says:

    http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/local/elmbridgenews/9478938.Jimmy_Saville_s_Carowagon_up_for_auction_in_Weybridge/

    Jimmy Saville’s Carowagon up for auction in Weybridge
    12:00pm Thursday 19th January 2012 in

    The bizarre vehicle goes up for auction at Mercedes-Benz World, Weybridge, and is expected to fetch in excess of £15,000.

    The converted Range Rover – a vehicle choice for the military – comes complete with a double bed and wash basin.

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  7. 14
    cynic says:

    This is shocking. A man at the BBC was straight? I dont bekieve it

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  8. 16
    David Icke says:

    Told you so.

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  9. 18
    Selohesra says:

    Why is Guido reading The Oldie magazine – surely he is still quite a young chap

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  10. 20
    Kered Ybretsae says:

    Will they take awy Sir Jims…Sir…and leave him Mister Jim in his grave? BBC paid for by the public, is it not answerable to its paymasters???

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  11. 27
    Albert Hall says:

    Never mind all this bollocks when are we going to hear more about that tosser Ken being fired from the radio?

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  12. 28
    Pick of the Pops says:

    Guido looking at some of the old salts in your mature dating adverts, maybe the old queen saw the light and went for a younger model init

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  13. 29
    genghiz the kahn says:

    If it wasn’t for the Guardian, it would have been in the News of The World.

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  14. 34
    Kenny Everett says:

    Who are the ‘other two’ you mentioned yesterday?

    Simon Bates?

    D L T?

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  15. 35
    Sophie says:

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100136253/women-are-great-they-dont-need-quotas/

    Camerons latest insult to women.

    My company hires talent & competence, not on the basis of the presons sex.

    What an arse Cameron is.

    Vote UKIP.

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  16. 37
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Early retirement for Thompson I guess.

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  17. 40
    Arnold the Dog says:

    Very strange taste some of these young girls have. Jimmy was an odd one and no mistake. Isn’t that right Tone?

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  18. 44
    Anoneumouse says:

    Lord Pattern will be to busy playing with his Widgery.

    Time for Sir Muir Russell and Lord Oxburgh to be invited to set up an inquiry.

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  19. 45
    ToonBob... says:

    As Saint Jim of Leeds said,” Suffer little children to come unto me…..”

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  20. 48
    Jimmy Saveloy says:

    Now then, now then, guys and gals, guys and gals, especially gals. Will you fix it for Jim? And Jim’ll fix it for you. Now then, now then.

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  21. 49
    Anonymous says:

    One would think the BBC were trying to cover something up what with all this airbrushing from history, this from WIKI

    “In October 2011, BBC Director-General Mark Thompson apologised to Jonathan King, following the removal of King’s performance of It Only Takes a Minute from a 1976 episode of Top of the Pops that was repeated on BBC Four. Thompson stated: “We accept that this should not have happened and we would like to apologise for any upset this caused.” King had accused the BBC of a “Stalinist” revision of history.”

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  22. 50
    Political catchphrases says:

    John Major had “It beggars belief”, Tony Blair had “What is important is”, Gordon Brown had “It’s the right thing to do”. I’ve yet to identify David Cameron’s catchphrase. Any ideas?

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  23. 52
    anonymous says:

    David ‘Arry’ Cameron and George ‘Arry’ Osborne have called a press conference at midday to debate whether ‘Jim Will Fix It’ will be renamedd ‘Arry Will Fix IT’

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  24. 54
    English_Channel says:

    So Jimmy never made friends with Esther then.

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  25. 57
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Mark Thompson should resign, but the BBC is short on morals but high on biased hypocrisy.

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  26. 59
    aaarghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh says:

    Watching Daily Politics…two identikit politicians, one Labour one Tory.
    Blahblahblah from the two of them.

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  27. 60
    Billy Pilgrim says:

    You got wind of it Guido because they delivered your subscription copy like every body else did

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  28. 64
    Anglian says:

    John Simpson mentions a coverup of a wee-known children’s entertainer at the BBC in one of his books. He did the obituary for him and the abuse took place on BBC property. Parents complaints were angrily denied.
    A pattern is there. Interesting stuff emerges when you start Googling btw.

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    • 106
      Dick Scratcher says:

      Simpson was bollocked several times when he pointed out that Saint Nelson Mandela was largely hated throughout Africa, especially in RSA.

      Informal oral disciplinary case.

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  29. 65
    Penfold says:

    Move along there, nothing in this story.

    It was all fixed for Jim many years ago, so no digging around this saint if you don’t mind.

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  30. 66
    But, but. but... says:

    if the BBC is permitted to make programmes glamourising and kowtowing to the prophet (pbuh), how can they criticise the great Jimmy Saville (pbuh)?

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  31. 68
    Hava Nagila says:

    You’re saying Jimmy Saville was accused of molesting children? I didn’t know he was a priest.

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  32. 69
    Jess The Dog says:

    If the BBC fixed it, then they fixed it for the BBC and not for Savile, presumably because the BBC had fixed it for him three decades ago. I never liked him anyway because he got in the way of Doctor Who on a Saturday night. Institutional cover-up is a bigger story than the wrongdoings of a man who is now dead, at least until a victim comes forward and reports a crime.

    Something deeply sinister about the 1970s and the entertainment business. Urrgh.

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    • 107
      Dick Scratcher says:

      Did Bobby Davro’s wife suck off an alsation in one photo? or was it that bird that was married to Les Dennis?

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  33. 79
    Marcus Aurelius says:

    what about McRuin and his connection to Dunblane?

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    • 90
      And the connection is ? says:

      What about it ?

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      • 95
        I Hate Tesco AND the Pope says:

        Take a look at Ishmael’s Blog – Dunblane. There are people in the vicinity of the Scottish toon who will tell you the one-eyed PM was among prominent individuals allegedly involved in something stomach-turningly appalling back in the ’90s.

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  34. 80
    Anonymous says:

    Any single man who goes on holidays to Jersey needs a close eye kept on them.

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    • 84
      gildedtumbril says:

      Aye, there are questions about wilfred brambell who, it is alleged, visited Jersey ‘regularly’. Where did he stay? Will some public spirited person on Jersey not blow the whistle?
      Haute de la Garenne? Huge cover up. A national disgrace.

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      • 87
        gildedtumbril says:

        Forgot to mention…Heard a rumour that bbc plans to air Scottish styled kiddie show to be called Jock’ll Pox It. Host to be the absentee of Fife one James Gordon Brown
        Might just be a rumour…Stranger things have happened. They could have Hollie Grieg as a guest.

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      • 88
        Cato Street Conspirator says:

        Well known – he used to drink in The Clarence in Whitehall. I imagine he had a few friends working nearby.

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  35. 82
    Edward Longshanks says:

    They’re not alone in hushing up mucky activity, no press mention of the 47 Asian male paedophile ring, currently on trail at Liverpool Crown Court.

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  36. 85
    Brussels Broadcasting Corporation says:

    The licence fee payers owe £30m to the European Investment Bank and must be paid by May. The BBC also receives grants/subsidies to promote European Politics. Wtf?

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  37. 86
    Hang The Bastards says:

    So the BBC are harbouring kddie fiddlers….

    Looks like some heads are going to have to roll…. Burn the fucking lot of em.

    Blatent cover-up. Looks like I will have to make a formal complaint to the Met to get them of their lazy arses & investigate this.

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  38. 93
    Bob Diamond Geezer says:

    Not sure that a trip to Jersey is proof of anything other than a desire to be near the source of rich full cream milk.

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  39. 98
    innocent bystander says:

    and the BBC still shows Roman Polanski films !

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  40. 102
    Brontosaurus says:

    Jimmy Saville’s name came up during the Surrey Police investigation into Jonathan King. May be worth asking them exactly what came up and what they did about it.

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  41. 109
    Top of the Pop Shots says:

    While portering, Jimmy used to spend lots of time on Ward A at the Leeds General Infirmary. That was the female psychiatric unit on the ground floor of the Brotherton Wing overlooking Millenium Square.

    He used to push his trolley in and out all day.

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  42. 111
    bewick says:

    Circa 1970 I attended the Leeds University “physiotherapists ball”. My “date” was an attractive Jewish girl who was a physio student and a friend of a friend, I worked for Leeds City Council.

    The host was one JS. During the night he made several disparaging remarks about Jews. I was appalled and protective but, then, too young to have the courage to confront the bastard. A few years later I would have publicly verbally wiped the floor with him.
    As you can see by this post I still have serious guilt about not having done that.
    To her credit my date was totally unperturbed. Maybe she was used to such abuse from twats like Saville.

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  43. 113
    Thommmo says:

    Alright you lot, which one let the heterosexual onto the bbc premises?

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  44. 114
    VFC says:

    The BBC have form when it comes to keeping this sort stuff quiet. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar7_sGVAZ10&feature=player_embedded#t=1m10s

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  45. 115
    Blog on says:

    Jersey abuse cases: http://stuartsyvret.blogspot.com/

    And: R vs. Reverend Peter Lister (Newcastle Crown Court, 2005): Inaccurate (or clever?) police work stops details of alleged child abuse by a vicar from being heard in an open court. Perhaps it’s a coincidence that the Rev. Peter Lister was Director of Education, Lichfield Diocese, in charge of hundreds of schools and youth projects. He has now taken early retirement but still does church work in Bishops Tachbrook. Warwickshire.
    Info: churchsurvivors@yahoo.com

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  46. 117
    S.K. Wankhede Was The Happiest Cricket Administrator Ever says:

    Goodness gracious, guys and gals, it’s…

    Pop At The Tots!

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  47. 118
    Tracey, aged 9 says:

    I FIXED IT FOR JIM

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  48. 119
    Stoke Mandeville Corpse says:

    Kiddies???
    I feel seriously jilted and rather miffed. Here at Stoke Mandeville we always thought Jim preferred the other end of the life cycle.

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