Tributes Flood In For Jimmy Savile: Oct 2011

Or why it’s sometimes best just to keep your gob shut and let the police get on with their job because you never can really know what your showbiz ‘friend’ of many years is really like and it ain’t a lorra lorra laughs when it turns out you’re wrong.

Prince Charles: “The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are saddened to hear of Jimmy Savile’s death and their thoughts are with his family at this time.”

Catholic Herald: “I love that remark to a Broadmoor patient: “what do you want to go round strangling crumpet for?”; there’s a touch of genius in that — also a reflection of the invulnerability of the truly innocent man, so much and so obviously on the side of everyone he talked to that he could only stay safe in any company.”

Ricky Gervais: ‘RIP Jimmy Saville My first guest on my first TV Show A proper British eccentric.’

Radio presenter Nicky Campbell: ‘Sir Jimmy Savile – a man so unique,a character so extraordinary, a personality so fascinating yet impenetrable. You could not have made him up.’

DJ Tony Blackburn: ‘He was a one-off – that’s the way he’ll be remembered, really – but in particular all that money he raised for charity.’

Stuart Hall, broadcaster: ‘He had lots of imitators, the one and only Jimmy Savile.’

Radio presenter David Hamilton: ‘I remember him as just a totally flamboyant, over the top, larger than life character and as he was on the air, he was just the same off.’

Lord Alan Sugar: Sad news on the death of Jimmy Savile very funny man and did loads of work for charity RIP.’

Katherine Jenkins: ‘Sad news Jimmy Saville has passed away.My sis & I always wanted a Jim’ll Fix it Badge/Medal. Loved that show.Great memories #RIPJimmySaville.’

Carol Vorderman: ‘RIP Jimmy Saville …. Leeds has lost a much loved son … and we have lost a ray of sunshine …. #happymemories x

Mark Thompson, BBC director general:
“I am very sad to hear of Sir Jimmy Savile’s death,” said Mr Thompson.

“From Top of the Pops to Jim’ll Fix It, Jimmy’s unique style entertained generations of BBC audiences. Like millions of viewers and listeners we shall miss him greatly.”

Jeremy Hunt, Culture Secretary: “Sir Jimmy Savile was one of broadcasting’s most unique and colourful characters,” said Mr Hunt.

“From Top of the Pops to making children’s dreams come true on Jim’ll Fix It, a generation of people will remember his catchphrases and sense of fun.

“But his lasting legacy will be the millions he raised for charity, tirelessly giving up his time and energy to help those causes he was passionate about.”

Dave Lee Travis, radio presenter:  Sir Jimmy could talk to anybody and “genuinely enjoyed” seeing the joy on the faces of the children on Jim’ll Fix It.
But he was also a private man, he told BBC Radio 4’s PM programme. “Deep down inside him there was a guy which was very hard to get to.

“I’ve known Jimmy Savile for over 50 years, that’s a hell of a long period to know somebody, and I’ve never had an absolutely in-depth straight conversation with him because he’s constantly got a sort of invisible shield up.

“He likes to keep his distance from everybody, even friends. He’ll joke his way out of something if he doesn’t want to answer you… I think probably enigma is a good word for it.”

Charles Kennedy MP,The former Liberal Democrat leader: Sir Jimmy was “a true and long-standing friend to the West Highlands over decades of diligence and decency”.

“When not resident at his home in Glencoe, he made it available for mountain rescue use,” he said.

“It was typical of the man that he never drew attention to such characteristic generosity. A sad loss indeed.”


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15 responses to “Tributes Flood In For Jimmy Savile: Oct 2011

  1. Jonny

    Take a look at this, especially from 52 seconds.

    Everyone knew, but no one done anything.

  2. Peter McKelvie

    Brilliant In a year’s time a lot of famous people might be regretting their vote of confidence in a famous friend along the line

    • Jeremy Stocks

      How little we knew then. How much we know now. Peter it was your heroic action through Tom Watson who made many of us trip over a portal into a dark rabbit hole of reality which absolutely none of us knew existed. We all had to know of this alternate reality to know the truth. Thank you.

    • trowelandtoothbrush

      Rock on you fucking legend Johnny Lydon. I love this man and every fuckin thing he stands for. He has always told the truth no matter how bad it made him look. He has more brains and more heart than any other public figure. There you go Lydon you got my vote.

  3. tazzdevil


  4. dpack

    blah blah”but we are not allowed to talk about”blah blah
    who had the power to silence that truth ?
    why would they wish to?
    sometimes the trail of dead flies can lead us to the spiders

  5. Soobies

    Well said dpack.

  6. Jonny

    When will someone ‘join the dots’ and prosecute those who knew for ‘perverting the course of justice’? Oh hold on, there would be no one left anywhere.

  7. nuggy

    the tribute i liked best was jimmy you touched so many people.

  8. susan foster

    we owe a big debt of thanks to the truthsekeer for the expose

  9. ”with all the corruption and bent officers that where roaming the Met in 70’s and 80’s (ONLY DANNY BOY?)… why the f**k did no-one just stalk and execute the c**t?”

    ”at least stalked the c**t! wherever he went! ‘Hi Jim’, ‘hello again Jim!’, ‘morning Jim’… ME GAIN JIM!!!” :D




  11. Michael Corbin

    Bournemouth Councillor Ron Whittaker the well known undertaker and his pal Jimmy Savile spent many happy hours together travelling to venues throughout the UK during Savile’s lifetime. Often accompanied by Councillor Ken Bailey the well known nonce, before his death .
    Whittaker’s job as an undertaker was very useful to Jimmy Savile, who was involved in the satanic circle at nearby Boscombe, with Ken Bailey, Ron Whittaker, Tony Hardman, Kenneth Pottle and others, where graves were dug up and corpses disinterred. The Bournemouth press exposed the story but the ringleaders were protected .
    Robert Adley the Christchurch M.P. was suspicious and tried to investigate the rumours and stories which circulated around the councillors, but died suddenly. He was a great railway fan and expert on the subject and took Councillor Ron Whittaker into his confidence, as Whittaker had worked for the railways and the two shared this interest. What Robert Adley didn’t know was that Ron Whittaker was up to his vile neck in filth.
    When Robert Adley died, Tony Hardman was reported to have rubbed his hands with great glee and organised a party in Bournemouth. to celebrate the event.

  12. Fiona D

    He just took a load of comments off-no point posting anything if he does that.