There are a couple of programmes celebrating the life of Sir Jimmy Savile that are worth looking/listening out for this Christmas.
On Radio 2 at 9 p.m. on Christmas Day Jimmy Savile:In His Own Words. The programme information reads:
In this intimate and revealing programme, Radio 2 gives iconic broadcaster Sir Jimmy Savile the last word on his remarkable life.
Using newly discovered - and mostly never heard before - archive of his final in-depth interview recorded in February 2011, plus other rare and forgotten interviews given by Sir Jimmy, this programme understands the man who by his own admission was "odd".
From reading telegrams to those who'd lost loved ones in the Second World War, his relationship with his mother ' The Duchess', his charity work and his life in the limelight - Sir Jimmy reflects on his life and even admits when asked about his own mortality, he's not going anywhere.
From the launch of Top Of The Pops, to Jim'll Fix It, plus his attitude towards fame and fortune, this is the life of Sir Jimmy Savile as seen and experienced by the man himself.
Meanwhile on Wednesday 28 December at 7 p.m. on BBC 2 you can see Sir Jimmy Savile at the BBC: How's About That Than? described as:
An affectionate tribute to Jimmy Savile via the BBC archive courtesy of Top of The Pops, plus rarely seen footage of Clunk Click, the Saturday night entertainment show which eventually made way for his series Jim'll Fix It.
Read more about Jim’ll Fix It on my other blog.