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Jimmy Savile in 1974 with children who took part in his series of 'Jim'll Fix It'

Jimmy Savile: He fixed it for them – the guys and gals (and grandma) whose dreams came true

For 19 years, Jimmy Savile dominated Saturday afternoon television with 'Jim'll Fix It' in which he enabled a select number of children to fulfil their dreams, no matter how bizarre they were. To celebrate his life, James Waterson tracks down those who had their wishes realised and revisits some of the show's most memorable moments

Leading article: Heavy politics

Tory politics and heavy metal do not generally go together.

The big quiz on television movers and shakers

Who said TV isn't fun any more? The two biggest cult figures on the box are a mop-headed science boffin and a neurotic Scandinavian police detective.

Album: Arbouretum, The Gathering (Thrill Jockey)

According to singer/guitarist Dave Heumann, this fourth album by Baltimore quartet Arbouretum is inspired by C G Jung's The Red Book, and the psychologist's fascination with the numinous – hardly the best advertising tagline to maximise those downloads, but deserving of approval for that reason alone.

Nevin's Notes

Doomy times for the Royal Navy: powder running low; sails flapping; and old sea dogs stirring, waiting for the beat of Drake's Drum.

Bullet for My Valentine score Kerrang! awards double

Bullet For My Valentine scored a double - including being named best British band - at the Kerrang! Awards.

Jim Rose Circus, Udderbelly's Pasture

Having taken a straw poll of a number of people who witnessed the Jim Rose Circus in its Nineties heyday, it seems that the ringmaster of the weird has lost the crack in his whip.

Album: Boris, Smile (Southern Lord)

For a band that’s managed to turn the world of heavy rock on its head, it would be foolish to dismiss Japanese trio Boris as mere noise goblins. That they create a cacophony of ferocious, volatile sounds that is the aural equivalent of drowning in white light is true enough. Track "Laser Beam" with its classicgrunge blueprint speed up to gabba proportions proves as much. But there’s still great subtlety to be found here. "Flower Sun Rain" is melancholic and resplendent, romantic almost, while "My Neighbor Satan", although caustic in places, is equally as thoughtful. ‘Smile’ may burst your eardrums but it’s worth the mild tinnitus.

Album: Foo Fighters

In Your Honour, SONY BMG

Talk about metal fatigue

When the band Metallica went into meltdown, the label called in a counsellor. Liese Spencer meets the directors who filmed the results

Wolfgang Amadeus's Lonely Hearts Club Band got me into rock, says Ozzy

Ozzy Osbourne might be the bat-munching prince of darkness but, deep down, the heavy metal icon likes nothing more than listening to the Beatles and thinks that Lennon and McCartney were "the Mozarts of our time".

Letter: Sellafield lapses

Sir: In your report on Sellafield you refer, in the box on page 3, to "Amounts of the heavy metal tritium discovered on beach". Far from being a heavy metal, tritium is the third lightest gas known

Pop Review: Camp comes to heavy metal

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