As if the BBC weren’t under enough scrutiny – and suffering acute embarrassment – over the Sir Jimmy Savile scandal, more discomforting evidence that the corporation were aware of accusations of paedophilia against Savile has come to light with a parody video that was made by former BBC writer, David Bartlett.
The video – which features Bartlett in his days as student – is a spoof of Savile’s long-running hit show Jim’ll Fix It, in which we hear the iconic theme tune changed to incorporate the words, “Jim’ll sodomise you, and you and you…”
In the ten-minute clip, which you can see after the jump, Bartlett is seen joking about abusing a girl while dressed as the late DJ.
The Daily Star reports that in one scene, Bartlett invites a “young fan” to sit on his lap as he asks her, “Since you’re a nice little girl, could we go somewhere after the show?
“They don’t call me Paedophile Savile for nothing.”
Of the clip, which was made in 1992, Bartlett said that he was inspired to make the parody because of a “feeling that Jimmy Savile was inappropriate in his on-screen behaviour”.
He added, “I went to the BBC many years later as a researcher and didn’t work with Savile, nor in the children’s television department, nor in any management position.
“I really never thought about that sketch again until the recent furore, which of course brings up many much more serious issues.”
Police are currently probing allegations that Savile abused more than 300 people over a 50-year period.
Here’s the spoof Bartlett made…
It’s also been reported today that Savile’s former chauffeur Ray Teret was arrested yesterday on suspicion of raping three schoolgirls.
The paper states, “The alleged offences took place at different locations in Greater Manchester during the 60s and 70s.
“A second man, aged 61, was arrested at the same property. He was held on suspicion of raping one of the three girls.”
Detective Inspector Simon Davies, of Greater Manchester Police said, “A 71-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of rape following a warrant at an address in Altrincham.
“A 61-year-old man was also arrested at the same address.”