This is how Brian Neil described the sad affair in his 1972 Report.
So, now we KNOW a complaint was made by Mrs McAlpine and Bill Cotton spoke to the man in question. We don't KNOW who he is, BUT the newspapers report him as having an 'agent'. Thanks to Moor's excellent find and subsequent evidence produced in the comments, we can safely deduce that whoever this man was, he was NOT Jimmy Savile.
Indeed, one could suppose that this person was NOT even employed by the BBC at the time. That's IF this 'BBC spokesman' actually said this that is !
Just another minor, insignificant, detail that is deliberately missing from any reportage now. Here's how Davies (the man who, according to himself, knew Savile better than anyone), spun it in his book
I could not locate the article indicated in the footnote (18) from the Telegraph 16/10/2012. Perhaps it has been removed for some legal reason, who knows ? Hard to know if this 'source' was there when Savile is alleged to have 'sent Crocker up'. My guess, is he wasn't, a perfect subject for another FOI request methinks.
Davies continues in his anti-BBC pitch in reference to Neil's report and how the issue was treated by bosses at the time.
I haven't been able to trace the Telegraph article dated 5th June 2013 either. The Mail provides a link that leads nowhere.
Davies and his ilk are all for attacking the BBC. They forget that the allegations made back then were investigated by the Police. Yes, the report is 'heavily redacted' but the author explains the need for sensitivity not that such a thought would occur to the Meirion Jones's of this world. The BBC were duty bound to protect not only young audience's on it's premises. It had to protect it's own employees from scurrilous accusations that could wreck not only the individual concerned but his employer's good name too.
It is interesting that Savile was NOT removed from his job as main presenter of Top of the Pops. Indeed, by 1975 he was presenting Jim'll Fix it a show that mostly involved children. Would that be even possible, had HE been named in that diary? I think not.
Here's an extract from the Mirror the day before Claire McAlpine's inquest. The Police obviously reached the same conclusion as Neil a year later !
'Police have decided NOT to call named in the diary ... '
Oh, and a trivial matter really but I just can't resist adding this gem of incompetence post October 2012. An image from the Mail article above dated 6th June 2013
Amazingly, all these people bar one, appear to be in the exact same place in the exact same clothes, six years after this !
I need a rest now, but I'll be back with more screws of the world circa 1970 - 1974. Try not to get all strung up now guys and gals