Steve Coogan as Jimmy Savile in The Reckoning.
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Coogan’s profile as both an actor and as a comic contributed to the questions raised ahead of his portrayal of Jimmy Savile.
Each time abuse material is shared, the victim is revictimised.
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Online child sexual abuse has been described as one of the most urgent and defining issues we face. Tackling it at the root is imperative.
Graffiti and slogans painted on the Glen Coe cottage owned by Jimmy Savile owned, in 2012.
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The seven-year review into how state and private institutions in the UK failed to protect children has highlighted the central importance of making sure young people and children are listened to.
Over a decade after his death, Jimmy Savile’s crimes continue to haunt the nation.
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In focusing on Savile as an individual, this investigation downplays the role Britain’s major institutions played in producing his celebrity icon mask.
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Paedophile hunting follows the archetype of the ‘hero’s journey’.
Buildings have histories, too – and some of them are unsettling.
Here’s how we can repurpose places that have witnessed unspeakable crimes.
Theroux the looking glass.
Filmmaker’s mea culpa is admirable but badly flawed.
Robbie Coltrane as Paul Finchley.
New television series chillingly echoes the Jimmy Savile case – and how the public reacted.
Savile in 1998.
The report into Savile BBC abuse points to disturbing echoes in how the media has covered what happened.
Forthcoming details from Janet Smith report have drawn predictable outrage but there’s also a hidden agenda at play.
Former Prisoner star Maggie Kirkpatrick was found guilty of a charge of child sex abuse dating back to the 1980s.
Many factors are at play in enabling or constraining a child to speak directly about abuse and bringing that complaint to the attention of the authorities.
Justice could become more accessible for Scottish child-abuse victims.
At last, one of the biggest obstacles to suing the perpetrators of historic child abuse could be on the way out.
Savile on stage.
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The cast have made a personal and emotional sacrifice in entering into the nightmare world of Jimmy Savile. And for that, they deserve our respect and praise.
Justice yet to be done?
Accusations of historical child abuse against the powerful are mounting. Is a trial by media about to kick into full gear?
Soon on stage.
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Is it too soon for this dark episode to be recreated on stage? Not if it is handled properly.
‘This, of course, happened before I was health secretary.’
The health service has a long history both of abuse and the failure to do anything about it.
In plain sight.
The report on Jimmy Savile’s abuses in the NHS is eerily reminiscent of a 90-year-old case.
Rotherham Council chief executive Martin Kimber presents a review into abuse in his area.
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The confirmation that 1,400 children were subjected to sexual exploitation over a 16 year period in Rotherham forms part of a wider picture of similar events. The Catholic Church has still not worked out…
What went on?
So it begins: two inquiries, both with the blessing of home secretary Theresa May, have been charged with getting to the bottom of how horrific allegations of child abuse by the elite and powerful were…
A cottage in Glencoe once owned by Jimmy Savile.
The latest report on Jimmy Savile’s crimes in 28 NHS hospitals over the course of several decades have added more unspeakable allegations to the BBC DJ’s already unparalleled list of abuses. Among them…