Jimmy Savile

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“Harrison, like other commentators, sees a reality television aesthetic at work in the personae of Nigel Farage, Boris Johnson and Donald Trump . . . Johnson thrived on Have I Got News for You.”

“Via television it is possible to construct an illuminating alternative history of the last two decades,” promises Phil Harrison in his introduction t(...)

Portrait of psychiatrist and television personality Anthony Clare, July 1989. Photograph: Richard Farley/Radio Times/Getty

In August 1996, BBC Radio 4 broadcast an interview with Uri Geller, the Israeli magician, psychic and spoon-bending illusionist. Geller had done thous(...)

Woody Allen in Cannes, France, in 2010. Photgraph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

The film-maker was accused of sexually assaulting his daughter in 1992, but never charged. He explains why he is done treading carefully When Wo(...)

When Louis Met...: Louis Theroux with Jimmy Savile. Photograph: BBC

A LARGE PART OF LOUIS THEROUX’S NEW AUTOBIOGRAPHY IS DEVOTED TO HIS ENCOUNTERS WITH JIMMY SAVILE – THE LATE BBC PRESENTER, WE NOW KNOW, WAS A SEX(...)

Public prosecutor Jonas Arvidsson (left) speaks to Carl  Beech in Gothenburg District Court after he was remanded for extradition back to the UK in October 2018. Photograph: David Rose/Getty Images

A former nurse who ruined the reputations of high-profile figures by lying to detectives about the existence of a murderous VIP paedophile ring has be(...)

Scouting Ireland’s headquarters at Larch Hill in Dublin.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Allan Mathews (35) has been involved with scouting since he was eight years old, and is now a leader with the St Patrick’s group, in Dundalk, Co Louth(...)

UK police opened a major investigation in 2014 after the man told detectives he had been abused at military locations and at apartments close to parliament.

A man who alleged he was a victim of a historical child sex ring involving high-profile figures including senior political and military individuals h(...)

Iguana: the animial features in the Bafta Must See Moment on TV in 2016, which went to footage of an iguana being chased by snakes from David Attenborough’s Planet Earth II series

The Bafta for TV’s “must see moment” of 2016 went to breathtaking footage of an iguana being chased by snakes. The footage, from David Attenborough’s (...)

Bill O’Reilly. The decision to oust the broadcaster from Fox News was taken jointly by Rupert Murdoch and his two sons, James and Lachlan. Photograph: AP Photo/Jeff Christensen

The forcing out of Bill O’Reilly, the dominant personality of Fox News, says much about the most successful US cable news network and the attitude of(...)

“The sight of former footballers sobbing on camera while looking back on blighted lives is heartbreaking”: David Eatock, the Former Newcastle United player, says he was sexually abused while at the club.

The weary mantra of the cynic, “only in Ireland. ”, implies much but answers nothing. Are we unique among nations for stroke-pulling politicians and g(...)

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