Prosecution says soap star was lying when he denied sexually abusing five girls
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Wednesday 03 October 2012
Anger over Sir Jimmy Savile's alleged sex abuse, as more women make claims they were victims over many years, has led to a memorial being attacked and fears of further reprisals.
After 40 years in the public eye, dark rumours that haunted Sir Jimmy Savile leave reputation in tatters
Tuesday 02 October 2012
New account of star's 'imperious' efforts to keep abuse claims secret raises heat on star's BBC bosses. Adam Sherwin reports
Tuesday 02 October 2012
Police have confirmed that they received an indecent assault complaint about Jimmy Savile in 2007 as allegations of a cover-up continued to surface about the television personality yesterday.
Monday 01 October 2012
The BBC has been forced to defend itself against allegations it failed to act on evidence Sir Jimmy Savile abused up to 10 women and that his sex crimes were an "an open secret" at the corporation.
Sunday 30 September 2012
One, two, three … it shouldn't be that difficult, should it? Certainly not for a master maths mentor. But in rehearsals for the BBC show Strictly Come Dancing last week, Johnny Ball got his sums all wrong as he pulled his partner, the professional dancer Aliona Vilani, in the wrong direction, twisted her leg awkwardly, and left her in hospital with a hairline fracture to her ankle. Maybe it's because they were trying an eight-count tango rather than the "one, two, three" waltz. Maybe it's just that he was determined to get fractions into the show.
Friday 28 September 2012
It was a hard year in the bluegrass world and the loss of icons such as Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson hung over the International Bluegrass Music Awards on Thursday night.
Thursday 23 August 2012
Ben Target (pronounced Tar-jay) has clearly taken the original spirit of the Fringe to heart in this show, which attempts to create a kind of ‘happening’ in the space of an hour-long comedy gig.
Thursday 16 August 2012
Imagine the wisecracks and paranoia of Woody Allen, the tape-recorders and monologues of Samuel Beckett, the surrealism of N F Simpson…and that would give you some idea (a very inflated one) of this hour-long show based on short stories by Jonathan Safran Foer.
Wednesday 25 July 2012
Restaurant critics routinely award points for "ambience," which can mean anything from parquet flooring to the number of yummy mummies in the room. Human chatter almost always makes for good ambience, an index of conviviality the patron has somehow contrived. But when does restaurant buzz become unacceptable noise?
Saturday 16 June 2012
Japan's headlong rush towards modernity frames this tale of star-crossed love.
Friday 18 May 2012
To the uninitiated, the four Australian middle-aged men in rollneck sweaters do not look like multimillionaire performers with the capacity to sell out Madison Square Garden 12 nights in a row.
Thursday 17 May 2012
Greg, Jeff and Murray - who along with Anthony are better known by millions of children around the world as The Wiggles - will hand over their colourful tops to younger replacements, including a woman, the group announced today.
Tuesday 17 April 2012
Before green screens, CGI and 3D blockbusters, Hollywood made its impact with people – and faces that came to define a generation.
Friday 21 January 2011
Friday 03 December 2010
Alesha may be able to dance, and she can jump through the hoops of contemporary R&B vocal cliche with some alacrity, but the mere ability to sing and dance competently is in itself no guarantee of entertainment, a quality in somewhat short supply on The Entertainer.
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