Jim’ll Fix It songwriter enraged that Jimmy Savile destroyed jingle


Jim’ll Fix It composer David Mindel claims the late Jimmy Savile has destroyed the once-popular theme tune (Picture: PA Wire)

The songwriter behind the Jim’ll Fix It jingle has complained the late Jimmy Savile ruined his beloved hit.

Savile died in 2011, aged, 84, and having never been brought to justice for his crimes of paedophilia, he’s now thought to be one of Britain’s most prolific sex offenders.

After a string of allegations came to light, the long-serving children’s show – which ran from 1975 to 1994 – was removed from public airing.

Series composer David Mindel was paid £30 to write the now-infamous jingle which represented the BBC show, and he claims the anthem was listed in the top-10 best theme tunes of all time.

But after the shocking Savile scandal, Mindel detests the fact that his creation is now associated with the late TV personality.

‘You’ll find nowhere that Jim’ll Fix It had the highest ratings on TV in the 80s: 20million – three times more than Strictly Come Dancing,’ he told Daily Star.


Jimmy Savile The Radio Academy Hall of Fame lunch at the Savoy Hotel, London, Britain

Savile died in 2011 having never been brought to justice for his crimes (Picture: REX)

‘It was voted in the top 10 children’s programmes of all time and the music in the top 10 themes and found to be the best feel-good factor music of the thousands of hits and themes researched.’

‘Jim’ll Fix It has been simply designated to the scrap heap, he added. ‘Totally erased from history because of its presenter.’

It was recently reported that the BBC sold archive footage of Savile to Netflix producers who were behind the ‘unsettling’ 2022 documentary about the child sex offender.

Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story – which premiered on April 6 – examines, through extensive archive footage, the evil within the paedophile, and delves into how he managed to fool an entire nation for four decades.

In one questionable scene, Savile shot down reporter Philip Tibenham when asked whether he took up physical exercise in order to punish himself.

‘The only time you punish yourself is when you’re with young ladies,’ Savile replied.

Many viewers were disturbed by the film with many feeling uneasy by the ‘horror’ he perpetuated.

‘Watching the new Jimmy Savile doco on Netflix and it’s the most unsettling piece of television I think I’ve ever seen,’ one person wrote.

‘Watching #JimmySavile #ABritishHorrorStory – flabbergasted and will take some time to digest the horror and the ease that horror was perpetrated,’ another said.

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