Some Savile Documents from BBC Archives

The following links and text were left by Mark Salter as an annotation on one of my Freedom of Information Requests to the BBC about the Janet Smith Review [5]. The request is not really worthy of note except for Mark’s shared information and annotation.

He writes, (though I have edited it for this blog)

A cursory glance through shortly after I digitised the hardcopy to share found an early indication that Savile might have been up to no good for a long time.

  • Being paid 10 guineas 10 shillings in 1965 by the BBC for “talking to Arthur Murphy about your ideas on outside activities for teenagers who are unmanageable at home” [2]
  • Being paid 25 guineas to be ‘filmed with children playing with toys” – for top of the pops?  [3]

Here is a spreadsheet for collating comments and any interesting analysis is here if anyone wants to look further and share findings [4]

Further to Mark’s description of a couple of items, I have only looked at a few documents but they are obviously worthy of wider audience.

I have now looked at the first 50 of 500 0n volume one. They are essentially contracts/ payments for programmes from about 1964/5 for Top of the Pops and Juke Box Jury. If anyone has looked through more, it would be good to have a summary.


There are about 1500 photocopies altogether. 500 in each volume


1959 Teen and Twenty Club Pilot 1962 [8]

1965 Teen Scene [9] Producer Wilfred De’Ath! Several documents with De’ath who was arrestd but not charged in 2013 [10]


44bbcPlease note that victims of abuse may be triggered by reading this information. The Sanctuary for the Abused [A] has advice on how to prevent triggers.  National Association for People Abused in Childhood [B] has a freephone helpline and has links to local support groups. Other useful sites are One in Four [C]  and Havoca [D]. Useful post on Triggers [E]  from SurvivorsJustice [F] blog. Jim Hoppers pages on Mindfulness [G]  and Meditation [H] may be useful.

[1] Data from BBC Archives on Savile

[2] Outside activities for teenageers link

[3] Filmed with children playing with toys link

[4] Spreadsheet for analysis

[5] 2015 Aug 23 FOI Request to BBC re Janet Smith Review

[6] Cathy Fox Blog Top Trumps British Nonces

[7] Wikipedia on Barry Langford (was a producer on Juke Box Jury

[8] Teen and Twenty Club Pilot–mAC_B6kcINjZJeHhjRDE0d3c&usp=drive_web&tid=0B–mAC_B6kcILUo5WlZjTVFZTWc

[9] Teen Scene–mAC_B6kcINjZJeHhjRDE0d3c&usp=drive_web&tid=0B–mAC_B6kcILUo5WlZjTVFZTWc

[10] 2013 Apr 3 Standard I’ve led a VERY wicked life: Wilfred de’Ath, BBC producer, thief and vagrant on going from riches to rags

[11] Savile wanting teenage prog in Manchester–mAC_B6kcINjZJeHhjRDE0d3c&usp=drive_web&tid=0B–mAC_B6kcILUo5WlZjTVFZTWc

[12] Saviles Bank account , Ltd Co–mAC_B6kcINjZJeHhjRDE0d3c&usp=drive_web&tid=0B–mAC_B6kcILUo5WlZjTVFZTWc

[13] 223 Childminders–mAC_B6kcINjZJeHhjRDE0d3c&usp=drive_web&tid=0B–mAC_B6kcILUo5WlZjTVFZTWc


[A] Sanctuary for the Abused


[C] One in Four

[D] Havoca

[E] SurvivorsJustice Triggers post

[F] SurvivorsJustice Blog

[G] Jim Hopper Mindfulness

[H] Jim Hopper Meditation

This is all written in good faith but if there is anything that needs to be corrected please email

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9 Responses to Some Savile Documents from BBC Archives

  1. l8in says:

    Reblogged this on L8in.

  2. joekano76 says:

    Reblogged this on Floating-voter.

  3. Sam B. says:

    Cathy, the sad fact is that the BBC is still infested with paedophiles from top to bottom. The organisation has done nothing to deal with this deep-seated, chronic situation. It would be best to abolish the Corporation outright, since it’s clearly beyond reform and has defied all such attempts over the past half-century. Plus being forced on pain of imprisonment to pay to fund these criminals in their perversion is the final insult and wholly unacceptable in a supposedly modern, democratic country.


  5. flyingcuttlefish says:

    dozens of BBC names in this log post about Jimmy Savile –

  6. Pingback: some bbc links – Foxy's Extra Blog

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