Here's the ITV letter to the BBC again P175 App 12 Pollard
Now, thanks to Moor Larkin and the post graduate student in Huddesfield, we know that several episodes of JSYP were made. What we don't know is WHEN they were recorded, a bit like Karin Ward's Clunk Click !
Thanks to a bit of earlier research on my part, I've been able to establish that the particular episode ITV refer to, was indeed broadcast on Friday 10th February 1978. Here it is in the North-Western edition of the Radio Times, something the BBC genome does not appear to have in it's database.
For those of you not familiar with British television, we have regional variations here, and while Manchester viewers had to endure 'Sit Thi Deawn' at 10.20pm, Yorkshire folk had Jimmy and guests. Unfortunately, my North-West version does not confirm that show concerned the blind. Maybe someone can help me out with that one, because I've been searching for days.
I've tried every which way to get this information. I've googled all the guests cited in the University dissertation and I've googled the crew. And then I had a brainwave !
Nick, no not Pollard, the other one; Nick Vaughan-Barratt or plain Nick Barratt as he was known in 1978 (see above)
NVB had teased us all for a few minutes when we first came upon the Pollard report. He of the, no we haven't prepared an obit for JS cos I worked with him and I saw a 'dark side', memo circa 2010
Jimmy was 'very ill' in May 2010 six months after being questioned by the Police in SMH. The BBC hadn't got an obituary pre-prepared and not because of any 'dark' secrets but merely because, well, quite frankly, he just doesn't seem to have been worthy enough ! Read on
But, let's get back to that show/s he worked on with Jimmy shall we ? Because it seems that whatever, else was in Barratt's mind in 2010, underage sex was NOT involved and, what's more, he'd never even HEARD of any such claims until Exposure.
After shows there were NO PARTIES 'he just disappeared'
The women in the production team would think Savile a bit 'creepy' ? Strange how Sue Thompson couldn't bring herself to tell one of the OTHER women what she'd witnessed in the dressing room after the show !!!
You know, in my mind I'd kind of concluded that the only people around that day in that Leeds studio was Sue Thompson, a young girl and Jimmy Savile. Funny how the makers of Exposure sort of led me to think this !
I have finished with my Savile's Speakeasy yet, although I may be heading south in my next post ! In the meantime, I'll leave you with a few views of BBC Yorkshire then and now
OMG look closer at my 99 steps photo eerie or what ?
I knew those steps would come in handy ! I had been told that Yorkshire TV was there in the distance, but I like to think fate had a small hand in my own Savile's travels a few years ago