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Law and Order “Betrayal” (2008, US)

In America the main Law and Order show has been cancelled for at least two years but series 18 from 2008 is brand new to British DVB television (Freeview) on Five USA channel 31. Last week’s episode “Betrayal” featured a complex and intelligent debate regarding the potential for abuse in a therapist/patient relationship and was…

Savile: The General Overview

The Jimmy Savile story is still bubbling along under the surface at the same time as other English TV personalities have been interviewed regarding historical charges of child abuse. The accusations levelled at Jim Davidson and Jimmy Tarbuck only stood out because more of their TV work during their long careers has been live or…

Independent TV Comedian Questioned Over CSA Allegation

Comedian Jimmy Tarbuck, who at the height of his fame appeared more often on Independent Television (ITV) in the UK than the BBC, was the latest person to be interviewed by the police in their enquiry. The BBC has the story here but the risk is that the parallel enquiry to that of Jimmy Savile may end up in…

Savile Doc With USD 260,000 Budget Wins TV Award

One of England’s Independent Television (ITV) Documentaries about Jimmy Savile in their Exposure series – The Other Side of Jimmy Savile – has won a RTS TV Journalism award. Its producer also revealed that the programme only cost GBP 170,000 (USD 260,000) despite taking 10 months and going through clearance by lawyers. The Guardian has…

Acting BBC Chief Contacts Present And Former Employees As Lord McApline Narrows Tweeters Down to 10000

The Acting BBC Chief Tim Davie has requested that present and former BBC staff contact him with any further evidence or unreported allegations of sexual misconduct at the corporation at the same time as Lord McAlpine will naturally seek higher damages from Independent Television. He has also identified a list of 1,000 original and 9000…

Wrongly Accused Politician Awarded GBP 185,000 /USD 293,500 In Newsnight CSA Story Screwup

Lord McApline, the former Conservative politician wrongly accused on Twitter of sexual abuse in North Wales on the BBC Newsnight programme, settled with the BBC and was awarded GBP 185,000 Sterling or just under $293,500 plus legal costs. His legal team noted that it would be licence fee payers’ money funding the settlement and as such,…

BBC Director-General Quits Following Savile Case and Mistaken CSA ID on Newsnight Report

George Entwhistle resigned after seven weeks in the job of BBC Director General. This decision was taken in agreement with the BBC Trust and followed tough interviews on the corporation’s own Today Radio and Breakfast Television flagship shows this morning. Despite the various enquiries happening regarding the Savile case, the fuelling the flames of the…

UK Prime Minister Handed Names of Alleged Welsh Historical CSA Offenders in TV Interview

Prime Minister David Cameron was handed a list of names from a general internet search by one of the presenters of Independent Television’s This Morning daytime show. The show had previously interviewed some of the victims of the Jimmy Savile enquiry. The Daily Mail has the article here and the BBC here. Other reaction will be…