|Mrs T and Sir Jim|
Are we all witting and unwitting accomplices in the construction of heroes with unrealisable virtues (or at least virtues without any compensating vices)?
I'm not sure that I can blow the whistle on any figure particularly but perhaps I think I am not without guilt in terms of agreeing to keep quiet about things I shouldn't have.
It is true that Saville as a working class lad born between the wars was something of dinosaur even on the 60s and 70s but there are plenty of other figures from the time who did not carry out child abuse so this does not provide the answers.
|Lance and Sheryl|
While not knowing the answers to these particular characters what we can reflect on is the further removal of innocence around public figures which might not be such a bad thing.