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Re: Jimmy Savile.

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Good point. Not only did they fall under his spell but they kept quiet about it and as far as I know, Saville is still a Sir.
I think the main shock wasn't so much what he did (with all respect to the victims) as the fact that he did it under our very noses Longdogs...
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I will not be watching it, no matter what channel it is on.

He should be consigned to history with no mention of him at all.
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i will not be watching it, no matter what channel it is on.

He should be consigned to history with no mention of him at all.
Perhaps in 200 years Swim, when everyone has forgot.
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Re: Jimmy Savile.

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I will not be watching it, no matter what channel it is on.

He should be consigned to history with no mention of him at all.
I agree Swimmy ,why give the sickening man more publicity.
I don't understand the need to keep dragging up
the history of some convicted offenders .
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I feel sorry for the scrap dealer who bought Jimmy Saville’s Rolls Royce for £130,000 or so and now it’s just about worthless.

I wouldn’t be interested in watching this programme about him.
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16-10-2020, 11:59 AM
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Re: Jimmy Savile.

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Good point. Not only did they fall under his spell but they kept quiet about it and as far as I know, Saville is still a Sir.
Honour ceases when the person dies.
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Re: Jimmy Savile.

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I will not be watching it, no matter what channel it is on.

He should be consigned to history with no mention of him at all.
That's just it. He is history and history will come out once in a while.

One trouble is that not all offenders get convicted. It's possible for people to spend their whole lives getting away with crimes. Despots (and there will be countless other types of people) have done it throughout time in many countries in the World. I know this because I've watched TV programmes, often dramatized, about their rise to power and subsequent actions.

I've never thought it bad to watch these programmes but some here think burying them is best. Histories and stories about such people should be swept under the carpet never to come to light again. If thinking that, what applies to one ought to apply to all.

I think the reverse. Television programmes and dramas can hold these people to account when there isn't much chance of justice being done. When I thought I knew all I wanted or needed to know about a person or a case, it turns out I didn't.

If it's thought best to bury the history of bad people then I dunno, I feel we won't know just how bad they were. Less well-informed perhaps.
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Re: Jimmy Savile.

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Good point. Not only did they fall under his spell but they kept quiet about it and as far as I know, Saville is still a Sir.
Just as Prince Andrew is still a prince!
Having said that, having sex with a 17-year old is somehow less evil than what Savile did.
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Wonder if it will be just an excuse to exonerate the Beeb from failing to recognise Savile for what he was?
And others, alleged 'very organised paedophile ring', victims say they were abused by the entertainer as well as other BBC staff who were not famous TV faces.
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I agree Swimmy ,why give the sickening man more publicity.
I don't understand the need to keep dragging up
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That's rather the point - just don't.
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