Faking It: Tears of a Crime TV -
One of the biggest names in Britain showbizzness: knighted by the Queen and by the Pope. The marathon man who raised so much for charity that a hospital gave him his own set of keys. But it was all a smokescreen. Behind his playboy image fifty years of child abuse and hundreds of victims. Now for the first time we reveal clues that were there twenty-five years ago but were ignored. And the moment Savile’s mask slipped. Faking It Special s1e1: Jimmy Savile, Discovery 2020
‘How were we not all terrified as children by this man who is creepy looking frankly?’ ibid. Kerry Daynes
‘The word prolific doesn’t do it justice. The earliest allegation: 1955; the most recent one was 2009 … a sexual predator who operated at will over decades.’ ibid. Gabrielle Shaw
‘I’m feared in every girl’s school in this country.’ ibid. Savile, Have I Got News for You
Throughout [the interview] it was a struggle between Andrew Neil determined to fine out more and Savile resisting exposure, but sometimes Savile couldn’t help himself. ibid.
His interest was in vulnerable people particularly if they were very young. ibid.
‘Everybody tips me off about everything.’ ibid. Savile, Neil interview
But are there tell-tale signs? For the first time our team analyses the words and body language of Donald Trump. What he says, how he says it. And what he means … ‘He’s doing the Trump squirm.’ Faking It Special s1e2: Trump
But does he believe what he says? ibid.
‘He doesn’t see it as lying; it’s more a bending of the truth.’ ibid. Kerry Daynes
‘An ‘extremely credible source’ has called my office and told me that Barack Obama’s birth certificate is a fraud.’ ibid. Trump tweet
‘How inadequate do you have to feel? How big does that hole in your soul have to be that becoming the President of the United States is not good enough?’ ibid. Daynes
‘The Trump Squirm … Just watch his first finger grip the lectern tightly when he makes this claim … This stretching of the mouth horizontally.’ ibid. Cliff Lansley
‘It was about being Donald Trump on the biggest stage he could find. I think it shows that deep inside Trump there’s nothing there … I don’t think he can tell the difference between Truth and Falsehood.’ ibid. John Bolton
Accusations of distortions, and now the incredible question, Is this the real Melania Trump? The fake Melania theory started online in 2017, went viral and is now openly discussed on US talk shows. ibid.
Then aged 17, she claimed she was a victim. Ghislaine Maxwell now facing six criminal charges … Said to be taking the picture, convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Faking It Special s1e3: Epstein, Maxwell & Prince Andrew
Prince Andrew: Rapid blinking while he is making these statements … Cognitive load … Head-shake noes. ibid. Cliff Lansley
There’s a real arrogance, a really unpleasant arrogance, to Jeffrey Epistein. ibid. Kerry Daynes
Sandringham: All three met at a special location. ibid.
There are inconsistencies when Virginia is relying the story re the sex acts … We don’t know what it is. ibid. Cliff Lansley
Is the real pain here to do with the betrayal of a female [Ghislaine]? ibid.
From boy to man he was the king of pop music. But for 30 years a reputation under attack. He said he was misunderstood. His actions harmless. Faking It Special s1e4: Michael Jackson
‘It’s car crash television, it really is … You’re watching this person holding hands with a twelve-year-old boy, and you just think, what the hell is going through your mind?’ ibid. Kerry Daynes, psychologist
Santa Barbara 2003: Facing fourteen charges and fighting for his career and reputation, Michael Jackson pleads not guilty. ibid.
Despite Michael Jackson’s bombshell revelation that he did share his bed with young boys, he was fiercely defended by his fans. ibid.
‘On balance, taking behaviour alone … The scales are tipping well in favour of Michael Jackson telling the truth about not abusing children.’ ibid. Cliff Lansley
‘Latoya goes on television and throws Michael under the bus.’ ibid. Kerry Daynes
‘Once he started on that road to altering himself, I think he became addicted.’ ibid.
‘When I watched the Leaving Neverland documentary, I think that the overall story that these men give is actually very very compelling.’ ibid.
Grace Millane, a much loved daughter who vanished on the other side of the world. Faking It Special s1e5: Grace Millane
Caught on CCTV: the last hours of a Tinder date; the innocent young woman who knew nothing about his [Kempson] violent past. ibid.
Jesse Shane Kempson: From the start there were signs of deception … The officer was on to him … His was the last comment on her Facebook page, and he looked like the man seen with Grace on CCTV that night … This is someone who wants to appear cooperative but we’re seeing indications that he’s struggling. ibid.
The photos revealed a very different picture of Kempson’s apartment: multiple blood splatters on the carpet. ibid.
The face of a serial killer. The words of a psychopath. ‘Ted Bundy was driven by a need to kill. It was the most rewarding enjoyable part of his life.’ … With at least 30 known victims, his crime and character continue to fascinate. Faking It Special s1e6: Ted Bundy
He seems to be enjoying this cat and mice game with the officers … ibid.
The epitome of the Hollywood psychopath. ibid.
Seattle, Washington State, 1974 and a killer is on the loose: Young female students are disappearing at the rate of one a month. ibid.
Ted Bundy is in custody: he’s been linked to killings in five states, and is enjoying his notoriety so much, he even invites TV crews into his prison cell. ibid.
‘He goes on to develop very dysfunctional relationships with women, but it’s not the full story. His grandfather was somebody that he said he identified with and he respected. Now, if this is true it’s telling became his grandfather was a bully: he dominated his family and he dominated them with violence.’ ibid Kerry Daynes
‘When we see [five] rapid blinks together, it gives us an indication that someone is thinking hard … He’s experiencing emotional load … One of the indicators of deception.’ ibid. Cliff Lansley
On social media he came across as a doting father and a devoted husband. But behind the perfect family image, a secret rage was building, one that would lead to the most horrific crimes imaginable … The all-American dad who killed his pregnant wife and two young daughters. Faking It Special s1e7: Chris Watts
As Watts made his appeals, police delved further into the state of his marriage. ibid.
Watts later told police he’d put all three bodies in his truck then driven them to the oil plant where he worked. ibid.
Once upon a time he was the king of glam rock. Known throughout the land, his quirky rebellious image was used to market everything from tinned soup to breakfast cereals. 26 hit singles, 20 million record sales, a pop icon. Faking It Special s1e8: Gary Glitter
The truth that was hidden for forty years. His embarrassing deceptions exposed. And outright lies examined. ibid.
‘I look at the clip [Clunk Click, 1974] of Gary Glitter and his close friend Jimmy Savile and it makes my flesh crawl … This is a prime-time children’s programme.’ ibid. Kerry Daynes
Behind the scenes Glitter preyed on young fans who bought tickets to see him. ibid.
It was at this store in Bristol where Gary Glitter was arrested after images of child pornography were discovered on a computer he had taken in for repair. ibid. BBC news
Glitter flew ten thousand miles away to the far east, to Cambodia and then Vietnam, immediately prompting suspicions. ibid.
Gary Glitter was found guilty of six charges: attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault, and having sex with a girl under thirteen, and jailed for sixteen years. ibid.