Children write to Jimmy Savile asking him to make a dream come true for them on national television.
Did You Know?
It is now believed that presenter Jimmy Savile
was a prolific sex offender and created the series in order to gain access to children to abuse. A year after Savile's death, allegations of sexual abuse were made to 13 British law enforcement agencies. London's Metropolitan Police launched a criminal investigation in October 2012. Related inquiries launched at the same time examined practices at the BBC and the NHS (Savile also volunteered at hospitals). A report published January 11, 2013 revealed at least 214 alleged offenses over 50 years, with victims as young as 8 years old. See more