Television and/as testimony in the Jimmy Savile case

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This paper discusses the documentaries on the Jimmy Savile case, thinking through their role as testimony and how they sidestep questions of “macho culture” to focus instead on failures in safeguarding and questions about celebrity, sexual morality, and consent.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2017
EventCFS Speaker Series - St Andrews, United Kingdom
Duration: 15 Nov 201715 Nov 2017


OtherCFS Speaker Series
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CitySt Andrews


  • Jimmy Savile
  • child sexual abuse
  • sexual violence
  • testimony
  • documentary
  • British television


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