UPDATE: 5/10/12 Well this was pretty fucking stupid in the light of recent allegations. Needless to say, I didn't know about them at the time; nor did the commentators. We would have found out earlier if the BBC had actually gone ahead with their planned report on his behaviour that November and not had this lying around stinking the place up for a year. JK
There's obviously a astrong argument that even one blog post about the late Sir James Savile is more than enough. On the other hand, howzabout this then:
He also worked as a volunteer at Broadmoor, the hospital for the criminally insane, where he was given his own room, and referred to the staff and patients at the hospital as “my people” and himself as “the Godfather”.
Savile once described his role at the hospital as honorary entertainments officer: “I ask them, what do you want to go round strangling crumpet for?” But his flippancy belied a shrewd understanding of inmates’ problems and how best to win their trust. In 1988 he was chosen to head a Department of Health task force to advise on the running of the hospital when it suffered a crisis of management and a nursing dispute. By some accounts, he ended up virtually running the place.
Thing is, these days even the possibility that you might be on nodding acquaintanceship terms with the Yorkshire Ripper would stop you getting a job in light entertainment.