Ep. 56 Exposing Savile - Part Two

Liz MacKean and Meirion Jones think they have everything they need to finally expose Jimmy Savile’s abhorrent crimes. But as their transmission date gets nearer, their BBC bosses start to pull back.


This is the story of how the BBC came to drop the Newsnight investigation into Savile and the seismic consequences of that decision.


This is the second part of a two-episode story.


Read all about it:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/nov/02/jimmy-savile-bbc-journalists-risked-jobs-reveal-truth 


https://www.itv.com/news/update/2012-10-04/watch-the-itv-documentary-on-jimmy-savile/


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Victim-Zero-Jimmy-Savile-Tried/dp/1786060299


https://www.channel4.com/news/by/jackie-long/blogs/my-friend-liz-mackean-a-forensic-journalist-who-had-time-for-people-who-others-ignored


https://www.channel4.com/news/hunted-russia-gay-dispatches-channel-4-video 


Special thanks to Liz MacKean's family for their support.


This show is a co-production of Studio to be. 


Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghan 

Co-Executive Producers: Joaquin Alvarado and Ken Ikeda

Producer: Olivia Aylmer

Audio Editor: Chloe Behrens

Sound design, audio mixing and original music: Claudia Meza

Transcription support: Soobin Kim

Theme music: Dice muse



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