Jimmy Savile makes chilling claims as he’s unaware he’s being recorded in resurfaced clip
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Jimmy Savile was once caught making a chilling admission while shooting a documentary.
Unaware that he was being filmed, the paedophile opened up about his close relationship with police and his dark past:
While their relationship didn't get off to the best of starts, the journalist was able to get close to Savile, even directly asking him about rumours he was a paedophile.
But one of the most telling moments in the entire documentary came when Theroux wasn't even in the room.
Savile had just taken the presenter and cameraman for dinner at his favourite local restaurant, The Flying Pizza, and returned home to watch some telly.
Tired after the day's proceedings, Theroux calls it a night, and heads to bed, while his camera operator stays up, and continues to film.
Seemingly unaware that he is being recorded, Savile becomes very candid, speaking about his time in the dance halls and clubs of Manchester and Leeds.
And it takes a very dark turn when he opens up about how he used to deal with troublemakers.
"In the dance halls, I invented zero tolerance, wouldn't stand for any nonsense whatsoever, ever, ever, ever, ever," he claims.
"I was always in trouble with the law for being heavy handed, always, but I couldn't care less about that.
"I never threw anyone out, I tied them up, and put them down in the bloody boiler house until I was ready for them, nearly two o'clock in the f**king morning and they were, 'Please', to get out.
"Oh aye, b*****ks to them. We'd tie them up and when we'd come back I was the judge, jury, and executioner."
He went on: "You know, if a cooper came and said, 'You were a bit heavy with that kid or those two guys', I'd say, 'Your daughter comes in here, she's 16, she's not supposed to come into town but she does, presumably, you'd like me to look after her, if you don't want me to look after her, tell me and I'll let them dirty s**gs do what they want to her'. 'Alright, Jim, alright'.
"Alright then, don't give me a f**king hard time then. I never got nicked (laughs) and I've never altered."
The first episode opens with Savile working as a DJ in a dance hall in Manchester, and having to deal with a lad who's tried to get in for free.
Despite the kid's complaint to the police that he's been beaten by Savile's heavies, the copper doesn't believe him.
You can catch The Reckoning on iPlayer now.