I’ve rattled off a quick transcript from a key part of the Jimmy Savile/Neswnight Panorama. It really doesn’t get much more serious than this.
A: There are now allegations that Top of the Pops was a centre for abuse and that as well as Jimmy Savile others were involved.
B: A group of three have been described, men in their thirties, who would collect girls from the Top of the Pops audience and take them to other parties off the premises of the BBC. And inappropriate things have been described as happening then. Some quite serious.
A: And is it your understanding that these people worked for the BBC?
B: Yes, yes, so you know we’ve had one particular call that has names of people who can be traced on that and that will be passed on to the police.
A: Not all the victims were young girls. Lawyers are now hearing allegations that boys were targeted too.
C: There are some quite serious allegations that there was a paedophile ring operating. These are quite serious allegations.
A: A paedophile ring operating where? At the BBC?
A: Involving other members of staff?
UPDATE. The Sun – making the most of it: