Jimmy Savile's Biography

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Jimmy Savile was born in Leeds on October 31, 1926.

For 30 years Jimmy Savile was the presenter of the Radio One Weekly Show. A long-standing presenter of Top of the Pops, Savile was also presenter from 1975 to 1994 of the very popular Jim'll Fix It.

Jimmy Savile presented the very first episode of Top of the Pops.

Although it was part of children's entertainment the Saturday evening show was also popular with adults, who watched as Jim fixed it for people who wrote in to fulfil their dreams and be presented with a medallion.

He wrote a couple of autobiographical works including As It Happens - named after one of his famous catchphrases.

In 2007, Jimmy Savile presented a new series, called Jim'll Fix It: Now and Then on UKTV Gold, revisiting fix-its from days gone by.

Jimmy Savile died in October 2011, aged 84.

After his death evidence gathered apace of widespread abuse by Savile.

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