Jimmy Savile and the Price of Silence

Jimmy Savile, later Sir Jimmy Savile, was a radio DJ, television personality and tireless charity worker, raising many millions for causes like the storied children’s ward at Stoke Mandeville hospital. He was still best known for his TV show Jim’ll Fix It, where he made dreams come true for kids all over the country.

Jim’ll fuck it, said this person I was with. Jimmy Savile’s a nonce. If you had the misfortune to grow up outside God’s Own Country, nonce is a term for paedophile.

Bullshit, I said. Jimmy Savile’s been around forever. He would have gotten caught. Radio 1 Roadshows? Doing Top Of The Pops on TV since the dawn of fucking time?

What do you think the price of silence is?

What? How could he not get caught? He looks like a nutter. Dripping in gold chains, long silver hair, shiny tracksuits, gurning at cameras with his ‘now then, now then’ like he’s a fucking glam rock Yorkshire miner? Bollocks.

Well, of course he got caught. In a manner of speaking. Especially with the dead kids — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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