Steve Coogan has been pictured dressed as Jimmy Savile for the first time on set for the controversial forthcoming BBC drama, The Reckoning.
The mini-series, which will focus on Savile’s long history of sexual abuse, began filming on Friday (8 November) in Manchester.
The BBC’s decision to commission this series has come under scrutiny from some who accused the corporation of hypocrisy.
“I feel sure that Steve Coogan’s powerful performance as Savile will create a debate around how the cult of celebrity cloaked him from scrutiny.”
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