Jimmy Savile documentary: Netflix UK release date of A British Horror Story, trailer and how to watch on TV
Netflix are releasing a documentary about Jimmy Savile and the tails of the sex offender which became A British Horror Story
Many sexual allegations were made against the DJ, television and radio star over four decades.
However, these only became widely publicised after his death in 2011.
The Netflix limited series uses archive footage to examine how the popular TV personality fooled everyone he met into thinking he was a good guy.
Find out everything you need to know about the Jimmy Savile docuseries here.
When will Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story be on Netflix?
Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story will launch on Netflix from 8:01am on Wednesday 6 April 2022.
The documentary is a limited series, however it is not yet known how many episodes there will be.
The 2 minute 14 second trailer is available to watch now.
How can I watch Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story on TV?
You will need a Netflix subscription to watch Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story - as the docuseries will be exclusive to Netflix.
What is Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story about?
The limited documentary series is an investigative piece into the hidden persona of English entertainer, Jimmy Savile.
The trailer shows former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher saying she’d like to “thank him for everything you do, for every good cause”.
It also shows Savile being praised by Prince Charles.
Savile was often praised for his charity work, and raised around £40 million for charities in his lifetime.
Some of the archive footage shows Savile expressing himself as a “voluntary helper” before adding “when nobody’s looking, I help the lassies”.
The series delves into the 70s, the attitudes towards sexual abuse and the ability of public figures to keep secrets.
Which may somehow explain how Savile fooled an entire nation for so many decades, whilst balancing fame, charity and child abuse.