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Netflix Is 'Working On' A Jimmy Savile Documentary

Netflix Is 'Working On' A Jimmy Savile Documentary

The film will delve into the crimes committed by the disgraced TV presenter against frightening numbers of young people

Dominic Smithers

Dominic Smithers

Netflix is reportedly working on a documentary about Jimmy Savile.

It is understood that the as-yet-unnamed doc will delve into the life of the disgraced TV presenter, and the brutal crimes he committed against hundreds of young people, which he carried out over many decades before his death in 2011.

According to reports, the film will also explore his relationship with the British royal family and try to determine how he was able to get away with crimes of rape, sexual assault and predatory behaviour for so long.

Speaking to The Sun, an insider said it's hoped that the doc will be released next year.

They said: "It will consider some of his friendships with famous faces and the royal family, and how he got away with so much despite being in the public eye for so long."

The documentary will reportedly look into peadophile Jimmy Savile's relationship with the royal family. Credit:PA
The documentary will reportedly look into peadophile Jimmy Savile's relationship with the royal family. Credit:PA

The former Top of the Pops presenter, who was given an OBE for his charitable work, was never held accountable for any of his crimes.

A year after Savile's death, an ITV investigation looked into the claims made by his victims, prompting Scotland Yard to launch a criminal investigation.

There were allegations of cover-ups by various institutions including the NHS, the BBC and the Department of Health.

By 2014 a joint report from the Metropolitan Police and the NSPCC said that 450 people had made complaints against Savile, spanning a period of six decades.

A total of 214 criminal offences were recorded against him.

It's said the film about he late rapist will air next year.

Earlier this month, a mannequin made to look like Savile was placed on the plinth that previously held slave owner Edward Colston until it was pulled down by protesters.

The plinth, in Bristol, has stood empty since the bronze statue of Colston was torn down by Black Lives Matter protesters on 7 June. It was then rolled into the harbour.

However, a mannequin dressed in the same garish style as Savile was briefly placed on top of the plinth, wearing a blonde wig and a t-shirt that read: "If Carlsberg did rapists."

Underneath the figure was a sign reading: "None of them stopped me, and your licence paid for it. The BBC turning a blind eye since 1922."

The mannequin was on the plinth for around an hour before it was removed, the Bristol Post reported at the time.

The bronze statue of Colston was pulled from the water in June.

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Topics: UK News, TV and Film, Netflix