Why BBC removed Savile’s Desert Islands Discs appearance from its archive

Why BBC removed Savile’s Desert Islands Discs appearance from its archive  

From the Greenslade Blog

The BBC has come in for some criticism over claims that it is being Stalinist in its approach to Jimmy Savile by attempting to erase him from its history.

For example, Ruth Dudley Edwards in the Telegraph wrote of her annoyance about the removal of his Desert Island Discs appearance from the BBC archive:

“First they said they wouldn’t remove it from the archive: then they changed their corporate mind and expunged it. Why? Because listening to it might turn us plebs into paedophiles?”

The problem for the BBC, however, is that it is damned if it does and damned if it doesn’t. Clearly, the corporation cannot risk further criticism for failing to excise material that might have involved participants suffering from sexual assaults, or even inappropriate behaviour, by Savile.

Source: Guardian Online

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