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Jimmy Savile's Victims Are Finally Being Heard

For a new BBC documentary, filmmaker Olly Lambert has spoken to some of the several hundred people who were abused by Savile and others.


I Went to See the Play About Jimmy Savile in London Last Night

I saw 'An Audience with Jimmy Savile', starring Alastair McGowan, and talked to its director, Jonathan Maitland.


Why We Should Care About the Future of the BBC

Our new Minister for Culture thinks the TV licence fee is "worse than a poll tax" and it's generating fear throughout the BBC. "There's a feeling that it's the end," said an in-house producer we spoke to.


An Interview with Louis Theroux

We spoke to the filmmaker about how he evolved from the laugh-heavy oddness of Weird Weekends to sensitive, important investigations into mental health and transgender politics.


Why Do We Assume Paedophiles Look a Certain Way?

Dirty trench coat, oversized NHS glasses and lank, thinning hair. We spoke to some experts in an attempt to understand the stereotypes surrounding child sex abusers.


Do Public Figures Accused of Rape Deserve Anonymity?

Former Deputy Speaker, Mark Pritchard, has been cleared of rape allegation and believes it's unfair that his accuser has the right to remain anonymous, while defendants in these cases don't.


A Look Back at the Paedophilia Scandals That Swallowed Britain Whole in 2014

In 2014, a series of often seemingly intertwining child sex abuse stories have engulfed the UK in what has become the biggest scandal of modern times.


Is the Media Stopping Rape Victims Coming Forward?

Widespread and unjustified scepticism about rape claims could make victims fearful of reporting such a serious crime.


The Awful Truth: We Know Nothing About Child Abuse in This Country

Joining the dots between various scandals paints a horrifying picture.


How We Finally Turned Into a Nation of Paedophile Hunters

British society has stopped ignoring child abuse and is tackling it head-on. What's changed?


Irvine Welsh Doesn't Regret Choosing Life

Discussing Savile, skag and Scottish independence with the author of Filth and Trainspotting.


The Hangover News

A politician was almost shot on stage this weekend, but you were probably too drunk to notice.