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22nd October 2013

Fact: A Halloween costume resembling disgraced Tv presenter Sir Jimmy Savile has been pulled from sale in the U.K. Savile was exposed as a serial paedophile following his death in 2011.

21st February 2013

Fact: The reporting team behind the U.K. documentary which helped uncover the Sir Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal have landed the Scoop of the Year prize at Britain's Royal Television Society's (Rts) Journalism Awards. Exposure: The Other Side Of Jimmy Savile aired in October (12) and featured allegations the late entertainer abused children, prompting police to launch an investigation. It has since emerged he sexually abused 450 victims, including 30 children, many of them during his time working at the Bbc.

10th October 2012

Fact: The family of late British entertainer Sir Jimmy Savile have ordered the removal of his gravestone from a cemetery in Scarborough, England in light of allegations he sexually abused young girls throughout his Tv career. Police are currently pursuing 120 separate lines of inquiry into the accusations.

31st July 2012

Fact: A Rolls Royce belonging to late British TV legend Sir Jimmy Savile went under the hammer for $208,000 (£130,000) at an auction of his possessions in his hometown of Leeds, England on Monday (30Jul12).

9th November 2011

Fact: Cult British rocker Luke Haines dedicated his song Leeds United to late British TV presenter Sir Jimmy Savile at a gig in London on Tuesday (08Nov11). The track namechecks Savile - who died last month (Oct11) at the age of 84 - and is titled after a soccer club in the star's hometown of Leeds, England.

8th November 2011

Fact: Fans of late British TV icon Sir Jimmy Savile can pay their last respects to the star as his gold coffin is put on display at the Queens Hotel in Leeds, England on Tuesday (08Nov11). The broadcasting legend will then be remembered in a funeral service on Wednesday (09Nov11).

27th October 2006

Fact: British TV veteran Sir Jimmy Saville is resurrecting his classic show JIM'LL FIX IT. The programme last aired in 1994 and the new show, JIM'LL FIX IT: NOW AND THEN will air on UK TV Gold next year (06).

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