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  • Sep 23, 2014
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Jimmy Savile

Sir Jimmy Savile, OBE, was an eccentric British broadcaster and disc jockey best known for his BBC television show, Jim'll Fix It, and his extensive charity work. Born in October 1926, he became a disc jockey on Radio Luxembourg in 1958 which led to work on Tyne Tees Television and finally, the BBC. He was both the first and last presenter of the long-running BBC music chart show Top of the Pops. Over several decades, and until his death in 2011, he raised millions of pounds for charities and hospitals including Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire, Leeds General Infirmary and Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire. He was awarded the OBE in 1971 and was knighted in 1990. In September 2012, an ITV investigation which alleged that Jimmy Savile had sexually abused underage girls led to Scotland Yard launching a formal criminal investigation into historic allegations of child sex abuse by Savile "on an unprecedented scale" over four decades.

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