First up, the 'professor of pop' Paul Gambacchinni who proceeded to peddle in-house Savile gossip, proclaiming :
PG "How did one man, con the entire society ?"
We're told that PG "worked in an office next door to Savile's Travel's London base", presumably the studio where he did the voice-overs. Gambo was told sinister tales of the road by production assistants.
"We were told he'd go off with an institutionalised young woman"
And it wasn't just lowly production assistants who 'gossiped openly. Gambo incriminates a Senior member of the crew too.
PG "I'm sure he regrets it now. He had a big mouth, he would talk to the record company promotion people about things that went on in the caravan"
Next up one Rodney Collins, described as a Press Officer at the BBC from 1971 to 1974 who claims to have this conversation with Douglas Muggeridge in 1973.
"Look, I've heard rumours .... and perhaps some problems with underage girls. Do you know anything about this ? And I said I heard NOTHING Douglas.
He even asked his pals in Fleet Street.
"They said the same, they'd heard rumours about JS. But they know of no inquiries going on by their newspapers, and they'd certainly NOT heard of any Police interest "
Now, would be a good time to give you readers a bit more information about the huge scandal happening in those same three years Collins was press officer for the BBC
The BBC Payola story hit the headlines in February 1971. Four days before Samantha Claire McAlpine's suicide, the Mirror published this
Funnily enough, Mr G was pretty well up on the Payola scandal in 1973. Here's what he wrote back then
Nineteen months of inquiries .. interviews of naerly 1000 persons ..' So what happened ?
Result ? Turner was 'immediately dismissed' by the BBC
Another immediate sacking. Next, sex
Here's how the story was reported in Billboard Magazine in February 1971. Here, we see Ms Squires fighting back issuing a writ against the screws
Dorothy was acquited as was radio producer Jack Dabbs.
One woman was at the heart of the story, singer Janie Jones. She was sent for trial after a magistrates hearing on the 19th July 1973.
On the 10th January 1974 a disc jockey gave evidence at her trial. And no, it wasn't Jimmy Savile. It was a man referred to as 'Mr T'.
I've no idea if it was reported at the time, but in 2004, Louis Barfe named one disc jockey who had attended Ms Jones's orgies in his book
The only 'celebrity' if you could call her that, convicted as a result of the 19 month, 29 detective, Police investigation, was Janie Jones herself.
Her two male co-defendants walked free
And, it appears that many of Ms Jones's clients were of a slightly higher social standing than any old disc jockey from the BBC.
Facts that rankled Paul Foot, a committed supporter of the underdog, especially where the 'establishment' was concerned. He believed that her jail sentence of 7 years was too harsh. He duly named the 'Mr Y' referred to in evidence, and was later fined.
And still, no mention of Jimmy Savile in any of this ? Until forty years later that is !
Where (or WHO) do they get this shit from ? An ex 'BBC source' perhaps