Jimmy Savile

taipeisafc

Winger
Has anybody off here actually met Herbal in real life? I'm beginning to think that he is a character you have created.
When I'm writing I sometimes think, have I just made that up myself or is it something Herbal did.:lol:
He could have his own comedy/documentary series. Like Frank Spencer meets Karl Pilkington.
I went to school with him - from what he says on here he hasn't changed a bit in the 20 odd years since he left.
 

taipeisafc

Winger
Lord knows why. It was patently obvious that the bloke had no genuine affinity for children beyond seeing them as objects to be used and abused. He always looked awkward and uncomfortable interacting with them.

My old man hated the bastard, he used to seethe with rage whenever he came on. Mind, he thought he was a "Puff". :lol:
I think my dad used the word pooftah - he hated Saville.
 

Lord Potts

Winger
The remaining question for me will always be . If Savile was so "big" in the 60's that he couldn't be touched how was it that at the hight of his success Simon Dee - the DJ who had the biggest TV peak time show of around 25 million viewers - was bounced from the BBC and effectively never worked again. I am not saying that Dee was not a prat and I don't really know whether he deserved it or not it but he was much more popular and more marketable than Savile. Dee's fate illustrates that contary what we are led to believe no BBC DJ was "untouchable" . Dee after all was dumped overnight just for being a prima donna and annoying Bill Cotton the BBC's Head of Light Entertainment. So just exactly how did Savile get away with what a lot of people knew and were saying about him? The BBC never had any qalms about showing other people the door. They were even happy to sack the very popular Kenny Everett in 1970 just for making a very weak joke about the then Minister of Transport . For me it just does not add up.
 

oddjobbob51

Midfield
I was once at a Vaux dinner/awards function at the Gosforth park hotel about 20 years ago and was sat at the same table as the hotel manager, we got talking about celebs that stay there, and i asked who was the worst, he said Savile but would not go in to further detail why but the disgusted look and way he said it was easy to read.
 
I crossed paths with Jimmy Savile a number of times - as did a lot of my colleagues.

It’s simple to ask why did nobody call the police or ask him face to face but real life isn’t like that - you can’t call the police because you’ve heard rumours.

For me he was always in ‘show mode’ so even if somebody did give him a hard time he would just deflect it with arrogance, humour and aggression.

A lot of people who spent a lot more time with him than myself talk about feeling grimy after being with him - he was like that.

Others defended him until they started look stupid. He was a very clever man who could make you trust him and defend him.

Total deviant.
 

dangermows

Striker
I think my dad used the word pooftah - he hated Saville.
Savile.

It's even in the title.

I crossed paths with Jimmy Savile a number of times - as did a lot of my colleagues.

It’s simple to ask why did nobody call the police or ask him face to face but real life isn’t like that - you can’t call the police because you’ve heard rumours.

For me he was always in ‘show mode’ so even if somebody did give him a hard time he would just deflect it with arrogance, humour and aggression.

A lot of people who spent a lot more time with him than myself talk about feeling grimy after being with him - he was like that.

Others defended him until they started look stupid. He was a very clever man who could make you trust him and defend him.

Total deviant.
Theroux asked him on TV and he basically laughed it off.
 
It's well worth watching in full for anyone who hasn't seen it. The bloke clearly had some wiring in his brain amiss. He kept his mam's room in perfect condition for something like 30 years after she died, including all her clothes in her cupboard etc. and would salute a picture of her when he walked in the room.

I think it's pretty obvious why people were afraid to speak out. Those who spoke out risked being turned on by the establishment. It's no surprise that one of the few people who called him out on being a paedo in the late 70's was John Lydon who had no worries about being turned on by the establishment since they already hated him at the time.
Jimmy Saville was a powerful name when I was growing up. He was seen endorsing charity and products everywhere. Walking about on the tele with royals and politicians daily ( it’s how I remember it but might be wrong). It could be like calling someone like David Beckham out nowadays ( disclaimer; I’m not saying he is )
 

Dogbark

Striker
Jimmy Saville was a powerful name when I was growing up. He was seen endorsing charity and products everywhere. Walking about on the tele with royals and politicians daily ( it’s how I remember it but might be wrong). It could be like calling someone like David Beckham out nowadays ( disclaimer; I’m not saying he is )
I don't think he can be compared in that way. I reckon that he had a lot of dirt on a lot of people at the top.
 
I don't think he can be compared in that way. I reckon that he had a lot of dirt on a lot of people at the top.
Saville didn’t have the lass following but he was very much in the public eye. Marathons, prime time tele programme that every kid wanted to be on, adverts and giving the money to charity, walking the streets with royals and the PM. His “brand” as we now call it was very big. If he had noncing info on powerful people? I’m sure it will come out one day if he did. Once these people start dying like him and Cyril Smith did, things come out.
 

Dogbark

Striker
Saville didn’t have the lass following but he was very much in the public eye. Marathons, prime time tele programme that every kid wanted to be on, adverts and giving the money to charity, walking the streets with royals and the PM. His “brand” as we now call it was very big. If he had noncing info on powerful people? I’m sure it will come out one day if he did. Once these people start dying like him and Cyril Smith did, things come out.
I'm aware of status he had. I also think he will have taken most of his 'knowledge' to the grave.
 

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