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Jimmy Savile discusses Broadmoor role in 1988

The Department of Health is to investigate the decision to appoint Sir Jimmy Savile as head of a taskforce overseeing Broadmoor hospital in 1988.

It comes after the Sun reported claims he abused a 17-year-old patient on a visit to the psychiatric hospital in Berkshire as a fundraiser in the 1970s.

Speaking to an ITV documentary team in 1988, Savile said he wanted Broadmoor to be the "number one mental hospital in the entire world."

Clip courtesy ITV News Meridian

  • 13 Oct 2012
  • From the section UK
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