The announcement that Steve Coogan will play paedophile TV presenter Jimmy Savile in a new BBC One drama,The Reckoning, has upset many social media users.
“To play Jimmy Savile was not a decision I took lightly,” Coogan said in a statement.
Producers are working with many people whose lives were affected by Savile “to ensure their stories are told with sensitivity and respect”.
“Steve Coogan is apparently playing Jimmy Saville in an upcoming BBC series.
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