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Call You and Yours

Duration:
55 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 23 October 2012

How was Jimmy Savile able to become what the NSPCC called "a well-organised prolific sex offender" and what of the trust put in him by institutions like the BBC and the NHS?

What about the supposed 'culture change' that's happened since the 1970s? Have things really changed?

Why were those victims who did speak out not taken seriously? Sometimes not even by their own family? Was it embarrassment? Shame? Fear? Or was it simply Jimmy Savile's celebrity status?

After all it was his adoring public who helped make Jimmy Savile a national treasure? How much power did his charitable work give him?

According to the NSPCC, this story has led to many other people not connected to the case speaking out about abuse. Why are people more willing to come forward and talk about their experiences now?

On Call You & Yours tomorrow we'll be asking for your views. How has the Jimmy Savile case affected your trust in institutions like the BBC and the NHS? What are the lessons which can be learned from the Jimmy Savile case?

Presenter: Julian Worricker
Producer: Vibeke Venema.

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