Rolf Harris

Rolf Harris was a BBC star, an entertainer who provided innocent amusement for children. That is how he came across to me and millions more. Then it went wrong. He was accused of being a Paedophile pervert, then charged, tried, convicted and sentenced to five years nine months.

Was he guilty? Sean Gabb comments on the quality of the evidence against him at Rolf Harris – Beyond Reasonable Doubt? A lot of decades old recollections were unreliable or proven to be wrong. Now, in January 2017 he is facing further charges. He isn't going to find it easy to beat them.

Someone more worldly says he was obviously guilty; that his song about Two Little Boys is clear evidence of intent, Wikipedia spin notwithstanding. Given subsequent charges I have to agree. The Wiki is being down right evasive. The lyrics are hidden, glossed over, ignored but see Rolf Harris And Operation Gum Tree for the facts.

Something of the sort happened with Captain Pugwash. One day it was innocent fun; the next it was gone, banished by the BBC, never to be seen again. The Wiki tells us that the Libel case regarding double entendres is an urban legend. I am not convinced.

Harris's major mistake, apart from abusing his position  in the first place was giving evidence. He was a showman; he thought he could talk his way out of it. He was wrong. Proving that you are not guilty is much more difficult than leaving them to prove the opposite. If you doubt it read about Resistance to Interrogation and think about how you would cope if you found yourself a police station. The fact of being innocent is totally irrelevant.

What does the Rolf Harris case tell us about the BBC? Just the same as their approach to Paedophile perverts like:-
Jimmy Savile;
Ted Heath
 
Stuart Hall
 
Cyril Smith
  
Greville Janner
[ accused on oath but walked ]

Mark Trotter
Paedophile Jews
, hundreds of them, especially rabbis - see Failed Messiah Paedophiles for more and better details.

The Beeb protected Harris because the Beeb is full of Homosexuals. He is their kind of people. Then, it all went wrong, the truth came out. Whoops. The pay off, a big pay off is that it has discredited the Beeb. Earlier revelations regarding tax fraud were boring. Perversion made it big. The Beeb didn't bother to tell us about Cyril Smith, another conspicuous Paedophile pervert. Corruption is the name of the game.

There has been no public breast beating over the far more important fact that the BBC is a Propaganda machine, a major source of Cultural Marxism, of Racism, a Marxist construct. It is anti-English racism but deeply sincere Racism none the less.

Rolf Harris ex Wiki
Rolf Harris
(born 30 March 1930) is an Australian entertainer whose career has encompassed work as a musician, singer-songwriter, composer, comedian, actor, painter and television personality.[4]

Harris is widely known for his musical compositions "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport", which later became a Top 10 hit in Australia, the UK, and the United States, and "Jake the Peg". He often used unusual instruments in his performances: he played the didgeridoo; is credited with the invention of the wobble board; and is associated with the Stylophone.[5] During the 1960s and 1970s, Harris became a popular television personality in the UK, later presenting shows such as Rolf's Cartoon Club and Animal Hospital. In 2005, he painted an official portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. He lived in Bray, Berkshire, England, for more than six decades.[6]

Harris's career as a popular entertainer was ended by his conviction and imprisonment for sexual offences.[7] In 2014, at the age of 84, he was jailed on twelve counts of indecent assault that took place between 1968 or 1969 and 1986, on four female victims then aged between eight and nineteen. As a result, he was stripped of many of the honours he had been awarded during his career, including the OA and CBE.[8][9][10] Since 2014, Harris has been serving a prison sentence of five years and nine months, at HMP Stafford. Harris is currently on trial facing further charges...........

Harris created one of his most famous roles in the 1960s, Jake the Peg, but his biggest success in terms of record sales was in 1969, with his rendering of the American Civil War song "Two Little Boys", originally written in 1902. Harris later discovered a personal poignancy to the song, as the story bears such a resemblance to the World War I experiences of his father Crom, and Crom's beloved younger brother Carl who died at the age of 19 after being wounded in battle in France two weeks before the Armistice of November 1918.[43] "Two Little Boys" was the Christmas Number One song in the UK charts for six weeks in 1969. It sold over one million copies and was awarded a gold disc.[44]

 

Two Little Boys ex Wiki
"Two Little Boys" is a song written by American composer Theodore F. Morse and lyricist Edward Madden. It was written in 1902 and became a popular music hall song of the time, made popular by Harry Lauder. It describes the story of two boys who grow up to fight in a war. In 1969, it became a surprise No. 1 top-selling single for entertainer Rolf Harris in the United Kingdom.

 

Rolf Harris And Operation Gum Tree ex Spectator
QUOTE
‘You’ve got to remember, this was the era of Bob Dylan, the Stones and the Beatles,’ lamented one victim of repeat embarrassment. ‘Artists and rock musicians were radically transforming an entire generation, with cool, hip songs about the sexual revolution, civil rights and drugs. Yet turn on Top of the Pops in the mid-’60s and the only contribution you ever heard from Australia was Rolf Harris prancing around with a third appendage strapped to his waist singing “I’m Jake the Peg diddle-um diddle-um with his extra leg diddle-um diddle-um” or warbling on about “Two Little Boys with Two Little Toys.” It was awkward, to say the least.’
UNQUOTE
The tone is frivolous. The facts are there.

 

Captain Pugwash ex Wiki
Captain Pugwash
is a fictional pirate in a series of British children's comic strips and books created by John Ryan. The character's adventures were adapted into a TV series, using cardboard cut-outs filmed in live-action (the first series was performed and broadcast live), also called Captain Pugwash, first shown on the BBC in 1957, a later colour series, first shown in 1974–75, and a traditional animation series, The Adventures of Captain Pugwash, first aired in 1998.[1]

The eponymous hero – Captain Horatio Pugwash – sails the high seas in his ship called the Black Pig, ably assisted by cabin boy Tom, pirates Willy and Barnabas, and Master Mate. His mortal enemy is Cut-Throat Jake, captain of the Flying Dustman........

Libel case regarding double entendres
There is a persistent urban legend, repeated by the now defunct UK newspaper the Sunday Correspondent, that ascribes sexually suggestive names – such as Master Bates, Seaman Staines, and Roger (meaning "have sex with") the Cabin Boy – to Captain Pugwash's characters, and indicating that the captain's name was a slang Australian term for oral sex.[3] The origin of this myth is likely due to student rag mags from the 1970s[4]and the character Master Mate, whose name when spoken by Pugwash occasionally sounded something like "Master Bate". However none of the other characters ever featured in the show. Interestingly, although there was a real character called Willy, which is an inoffensive British slang term for penis, this character is never cited as an example of the double entendres.

John Ryan successfully sued both the Sunday Correspondent and The Guardian newspapers in 1991 for printing this legend as fact.[5]