Netflix has documentaries about cults, con artists, crime and murderers that present true plots with testimonies and compilations of facts to show lesser-known stories, an example of which is ‘Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story’ which shows one of the darkest characters on British television.
This documentary about ‘Top of the Pops’ host Jimmy Savile recounts the abuse that came to light after his death in 2011 and has completely changed what was considered a pure career.
‘Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story’ consists of two parts and tells the story behind a British celebrity who was even knighted by the queen, but has secretly abused more than 500 people, including children under 5 years old.
Who is Jimmy Savile, the protagonist of the Netflix documentary?
The famous presenter made a name for himself in British entertainment with his program ‘Top of the Pops’ on the BBC, which featured the most popular musicians and rock stars of the time as guests to play their topics.
Born in Leeds, England on October 31, 1926, Jimmy Savile started his media career on radio in 1950, but it was in 1964 when he took over ‘Top of the Pops’, where he remained for decades until the 90s.
He is also known for his weekly show ‘Jim’ll Fix It’, which ran from 1975 to 1994 and consisted of granting wishes to the participants, who were usually children.
Fame and condemnation of Jimmy Savile
In his public life, he is known for raising millions of pounds for charitable causes, was made a Knight of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II and became a “national treasure”.
This fame followed him until his death on 29 October 2011, when his funeral was broadcast live by the BBC; However, since then scandalous complaints have been revealed against him designating him as a sexual predator.
According to what was compiled in the Netflix documentary, the late presenter has been denounced more than 450 times for sexual assault and harassment, some involving minors, as well as being accused of necrophilia.
‘Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story’ on Netflix shows the relationship presented before public opinion, British power circles and the media to show how he hid his crimes and deceived the nation for decades.
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