Disgraced BBC Presenter Had Access To Thatcher
Jimmy Savile gleefully informed the prime minister about "my girl patients" after meeting her at a Downing Street fundraising ceremony, where he sought advice on charities' tax deductions. A letter preserved in Downing Street's records sheds fresh light on the extraordinary access the now-disgraced BBC presenter enjoyed at the height of his popularity. In the letter sent to Margaret Thatcher during her first year in office, Savile displayed all his brazen charms. The note, featuring a prominent colour photo of himself, declared: "Dear Prime Minister, I waited a week before writing to thank you for my lunch invitation because I had such a superb time I didn't want to be too effusive.