Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Top Of The Pops shut down by Savile again?

As it gets increasingly hard to work around episodes of Top Of The Pops with those accused of sexual misdeeds, BBC Four's Richard Klein is weighing up if it's worth going on:

"It is complex and it is difficult to judge," Klein told a Broadcasting Press Guild lunch on Wednesday.

"These are judgments we are making on a case-by-case basis. It requires us to be cautious and careful without overreacting, to take into account public sensibilities and legalities, and hopefully we are going to get it right."

He added: "At the moment we actually haven't scheduled 1978, so we'll take a view. We have only done it the last two years [beginning with 1976] so if we didn't do it again it wouldn't be the end of the world and audience figures have declined quite markedly.

"It has done a good job, whether I choose to continue or not I don't yet know."
You'd have to suspect that it's the declining audience as much as the rattling of Jimmy Savile's skeletons that is reducing the enthusiasm from the channel.

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