I'm not in the UK, but have read an article comparing his social significance to Dick Clark. Considering his work with the little ones, however, it occurred to me a more apt comparison might be Fred Rogers.

Given the particularly high esteem in which I hold Fred Rogers (http://www.malesurvivor.org/board/ubbthr...5771#Post405771), I can understand the disillusionment and outrage those in the UK might have over Savile.