Scene: Personal View: Jimmy Savile

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started27th Nov 1969
last rpt22nd Jan 1971
2 school years
duration20 mins
subject ⚖️Citizenship
age rangeAge 13-16
languageenIn English
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Personal View: Jimmy Savile is an episode of the BBC schools TV series Scene from the 1960s and 1970s, covering citizenship for secondary school pupils.

From the teacher's notes

"(A) specially filmed documentary about the unusual world of the disc jockey Jimmy Savile."

"The enigma of Jimmy Savile is that for a man who can afford anything and who above all can afford not to have to work 5 days a week, he is most extraordinarily active. He uses the freedom his fame and wealth have brought him to devote his time and energy to those less fortunate. His diary is full from one month to another with charitable engagements up and down the country. These can vary between delivering church sermons or taking crippled children to the seaside, to judging beauty contests. But whatever it is he does, no payment is received."

"'Scene' spent two weeks with Savile and the film illustrates his own particularly personal view of life. There is no attempt to editorialise and the programme presents a report, not an exposé. It is left to the class to assess." - Scene teacher's notes spring 1971 p.4

In the archive

Exists. This programme is preserved in the BBC archives.


  • Autumn 1969
  • Spring 1971


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