BBC 'sorry' for Savile kids TV gaffe
The BBC has apologised after a character from children's TV programme The Tweenies appeared dressed as Jimmy Savile.
In the scene, the character Max appeared in a blonde wig, wearing Savile's trademark tracksuits and using his accent and catchphrases.
He presents a Top of the Pops-style show in the episode which was filmed in 2001 but repeated on CBeebies before 9am on Sunday.
A BBC spokesman said: "This programme will not be repeated and we are very sorry for any offence caused."
Viewers tweeted about the gaffe. Kenny Senior wrote: "Are BBC trying to self destruct? Max from Tweenies dressed as Jimmy Savile just now nearly chokes on my cornflakes."
A police report on Savile, who died in 2011 aged 84, concluded he was a "prolific, predatory sex offender" who abused more than 200 people over a 60-year period.
what do you think?
And you have given it more air time.
now then, now then, 'ows about that!
The querkies page usually cheers me up after reading all the bad news.this shouldnt be here
Its ok Jim'll fix it !!!
Perhaps the Police could arrest and Hang this one !. But at least it looks less scary than the real one !