Initially the person who wrote this story was told by someone from the BBC that there were plans to dump Top Of The Pop featuring Jimmy Savile.
It turns out that they are , apparently, planning to edit Savile out of the shows instead.
So the BBC is not to dump all the Top Of The Pops presented by Jimmy Savile (who is still, somehow, a sir).
As Savilegate digs deeper and deeper the BBC was rumoured to have pulled all the repeats of the iconic TV series that featured the late DJ. Obviously no-one was complaining about this in general but it seemed to be a bit unfair on the bands who were saddled with the rubbish presenter in the first place, so the news that theyprogrammes will be edited instead is welcome.
Whilst they are at it could they edit out all the Smashy and Nicey gurning buffoons whether they were sex offenders or not? It was one of the mini curses of growing up in the seventies having to put up with the terrible presenters who genuinely seemed to believe that they were the most important part of the show.
It would be no loss to have the performance footage of the songs and no presenters atall, there will definitely be nobody complaining if Jimmy Savile was edited from the repeats and not many tears will be shed if they edit out Dave Lee Travis, Noel Edmunds and the rest of them.
The other problem is that if they edit Savile out of the footage will they be editing his photo and footage from all the endless news stories about him? And what is going to happen when this scandal starts to stretch away from the currently beleaguered BBC and into the heart of the establishment, will they be editing certain politicians out of footage from the times?