Dossier charts the predatory paedophile’s career rise, and provides crucial information for Operation Yewtree
THIS letter shows how sick Jimmy Savile set out his plan to work with youngsters from the start of his BBC career.
In the typed note from 1959 the predatory paedophile asks bosses to employ him on teenagers’ shows.
The seemingly innocent request now looks chillingly calculated in the light of shocking revelations of abuse on a massive scale that have emerged since the disgraced DJ’s death in 2011.
It is just one of thousands of communications between Savile and the BBC uncovered in a joint investigation by the Sunday Mirror and investigations agency OpenWorld News.
The dossier charts the vile star’s movements across the country, and every detail provides crucial information for Operation Yewtree, the mammoth investigation into sex offences by Savile and others.
The letter from Savile was sent to BBC Manchester bosses after an initial appearance on music panel show Juke Box Jury in London.
In it he asks: “I was wondering if possibly there was anything from Manchester, panel-wise or teenage programme-wise.”
The letter was written on headed paper from the Mecca Locarno, a ballroom managed by Savile in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
In another letter, BBC producer Wilfred De’Ath thanked the sexual predator for appearing on his radio show Teen Scene, and apologised for the lack of “hospitality” when Savile went to Manchester to record it.
The former producer, who joined the BBC in 1962, was seized last November after a famous actress claimed he molested her in a cinema in 1965 when she was just 14.
Mr De’Ath, 75, was freed without charge by Operation Yewtree cops. But he later admitted he failed to raise the alarm after seeing Savile escort a girl who looked under 13 to a hotel. Earlier this year Mr De’ath said: “It was a different culture in the mid-Sixties. Sexual matters were taken much more lightly.”
Last night a BBC spokesman said: “We have been open with the police in respect of all information held about Savile and his programmes and have cooperated fully with police requests for assistance.”
Last week the Sunday Mirror revealed how a list naming up to 200 child abuse victims was found hidden on a wall in a flat above a record shop in Manchester, indicating Savile could have been at the centre of a paedophile ring.
by Dominic Herbert