Louis Theroux will make a new documentary about Jimmy Savile. The filmmaker will revisit one of his most notorious subjects – he first interviewed him for 'When Louis Met Jimmy' in 2000, before the truth surfaced about Savile's paedophilia.
For the new film, Theroux will speak to Savile's victims, as well as his close friends and family.
Theroux will explore how he was hoodwinked by Savile over claims he was a paedophile. When Theroux asked him about the accusations in the 2000 film, Savile acted evasively.
Theroux subsequently became friends with Savile, and even stayed at his home.
The film promises to explore whether the "circle of people" that Savile was surrounded by were fooled just as Theroux was, or whether they knew the truth but covered it up.
"BBC2 should be part of the national conversation and this challenging subject matter is the kind I want to see on the channel," BBC2 controller Kim Shillinglaw said in a statement. "Louis Theroux is one of the country's most talented filmmakers and I am very pleased that he is revisiting this important – and deeply personal – subject for us, asking difficult questions about the life of Jimmy Savile and those around him and exploring the impact his crime had on his victims."