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  • Savile police to arrest up to a dozen 'household name' celebrities within days

    10/26/2012 1:00:00 PM PDT · by Renfield · 37 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10-26-2012 | Martin Robinson
    Police are on the verge of arresting up to a dozen household names accused of sex abuse but missed an incredible seven chances to trap paedophile Jimmy Savile while he was alive, it has been revealed. Scotland Yard is to act 'within days' as it emerged the pervert DJ abused at least 300 people because he was allowed to rape and sexually assault victims unhindered for decades. Savile is believed to have had accomplices and celebrities named by victims – some huge TV stars – will be quizzed over serious sex assault allegations as police warned: 'we will come for...
  • How celebrity child sex scandal has rocked the BBC

    10/22/2012 1:28:54 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/16/2012 | Simon Hooper
    In life he was one of Britain's best loved children's television personalities, an icon of the pop music world, flamboyant friend of the famous, renowned for his eccentricities and honored for his tireless charity work. --SNIP-- Meanwhile the BBC finds itself accused of complicity in a sprawling child abuse scandal because some of the alleged incidents in the 1960s and 1970s are said to have happened on its premises. It's also facing claims that it allowed a wider culture of routine sexual harassment to thrive within its corridors in past decades.
  • The BBC's 'Top of the Pops' To Fold

    06/21/2006 5:58:47 PM PDT · by RightWingAtheist · 18 replies · 505+ views
    IMDB ^ | June 21 2006 | Studio Briefing
    Top of the Pops, one of the longest-running shows in British television history, will end its run after 42 years on July 30, the BBC announced Tuesday. With the show now attracting an audience of fewer than one million, "the time has come to bring the show to its natural conclusion," said the BBC's director of television Jana Bennett. During its lifetime, TOTP had featured virtually every major British musical group, and many American ones as well. Its first show, which aired on Jan. 1 1964, included a performance by The Rolling Stones, singing "I Wanna Be Your Man." At...