When Louis Met… Jimmy

Monday, 15 October, 2012

“The creepiest moment in the documentary occurs late at night when he thinks the camera is off, and he talks about the dancehall days. “I wouldn’t stand for any nonsense whatsoever. Ever, ever. I never threw anybody out. Tied them up and put them down in the bloody boiler house until I was ready for them. Two o’clock in the fucking morning… We’d tie em up and then we’d come back and I was the judge, jury and executioner. If a copper came and said ‘You were a bit heavy with those two guys’, I’d say ‘Your daughter comes in here, she’s 16, she’s not supposed to come into town. Presumably you’d like me to look after her. If you don’t want me to look after her, tell me and I’ll let them dirty slags do what they want to her.’ “

So wrote Simon Hattenstone in the Guardian in April 2000. The subject of “In bed with Jimmy” was a documentary made by Louis Theroux. And that subject was Jimmy Savile. In light of what we know now, it was all there to be seen, but people didn’t want to look.

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  1. Frank Foster says:

    A Rolls with a personalised number plate the hallmark of a complete and total wanker!