Steve Coogan puts on animated display on-set of The Reckoning 

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    Steve Coogan continued in his transformation into Jimmy Savile as he was spotted on the set of The Reckoning in North Wales on Wednesday. 

    The Alan Partridge star, 56, is tackling the role of the late pedophile for the controversial BBC drama and while shooting this week he was seen in a long blond wig and a suit while recreating scenes from 1974. 

    The moment in question was a recreation of a meeting between Savile, patients and staff of Broadmoor and the disgraced Mayor of Scarborough Peter Jaconelli, who himself was found to have abused children. 

    Meet up: Steve Coogan continued in his transformation into Jimmy Savile as he was spotted on the set of The Reckoning in North Wales on Wednesday

    Meet up: Steve Coogan continued in his transformation into Jimmy Savile as he was spotted on the set of The Reckoning in North Wales on Wednesday

    Steve put on an animated display as he posed with fellow actors while clad in the grey suit with a white shirt and yellow tie. 

    Ensuring they perfected the ensemble, he had in place the paedophile presenter’s beloved chunky gold jewellery as well as his instantly recognisable frazzed ‘do.   

    Also on-set was actress Gemma Jones, 78, who plays Agnes, Savile’s mother, who died in 1972. The timeline of the scenes is unknown. 

    Jaconelli, the 21-stone former Mayor of Scarborough who made a fortune in ice cream but also used his power to lure in children, abusing them unhindered for 40 years, passed away in 1999 and was notoriously linked to sick Savile. 

    Vile: The moment in question was a recreation of a meeting between Savile, patients and staff of Broadmoor and the disgraced Mayor of Scarborough Peter Jaconelli, who himself was found to have abused children

    Vile: The moment in question was a recreation of a meeting between Savile, patients and staff of Broadmoor and the disgraced Mayor of Scarborough Peter Jaconelli, who himself was found to have abused children

    Shock: The Alan Partridge star, 56, is tackling the role of the late pedophile for the controversial BBC drama and while shooting this week he was seen in a long blond wig and a suit while recreating scenes from 1974

    Shock: The Alan Partridge star, 56, is tackling the role of the late pedophile for the controversial BBC drama and while shooting this week he was seen in a long blond wig and a suit while recreating scenes from 1974

    Disgusting: 'King Cornet', as he was known, would crawl the streets with Savile in his pink Rolls Royce looking for boys to abuse and the pair were believed to be at the head of a nine-strong paedophile ring

    Disgusting: ‘King Cornet’, as he was known, would crawl the streets with Savile in his pink Rolls Royce looking for boys to abuse and the pair were believed to be at the head of a nine-strong paedophile ring 

    ‘King Cornet’, as he was known, would crawl the streets with Savile in his pink Rolls Royce looking for boys to abuse and the pair were believed to be at the head of a nine-strong paedophile ring. He even appeared on Jim’ll Fix it with his close friend.

    The decision to chronicle Savile’s life has come under fire from many, however BBC has stated that they worked with his victims and will portray a story ‘with sensitivity and respect’.

    Coogan, who famously portrays fictional comedic character Alan Partridge, previously explained in a statement the decision to play Savile was not one ‘I took lightly’.

    Out and about: Steve put on an animated display as he posed with fellow actors while clad in the grey suit with a white shirt and yellow tie

    Out and about: Steve put on an animated display as he posed with fellow actors while clad in the grey suit with a white shirt and yellow tie

    Meet and greet: He was seen embracing a large group

    Meet and greet: He was seen embracing a large group 

    Transformed: The costume department ensured the attention to detail was meticulous

    Transformed: The costume department ensured the attention to detail was meticulous 

    He added: ‘Neil McKay has written an intelligent script tackling sensitively a horrific story which, however harrowing, needs to be told.’

    Savile, who rose from a humble working-class upbringing to become one of British television’s biggest stars, passed away aged 84 in 2011.

    In his final years, he fought to quell growing speculation about his illegal exploits throughout his illustrious career with the BBC – with victim testimony expected to be brought to life in the new drama.

    Warm: Ensuring they perfected the ensemble, he had in place the paedophile presenter's beloved chunky gold jewellery as well as his instantly recognisable frazzed 'do

    Warm: Ensuring they perfected the ensemble, he had in place the paedophile presenter’s beloved chunky gold jewellery as well as his instantly recognisable frazzed ‘do

    Together: His horrific reign of abuse could be charted 'in the corridors, canteens, staircases and dressing rooms of every BBC premises', their 2016 report found

    Together: His horrific reign of abuse could be charted ‘in the corridors, canteens, staircases and dressing rooms of every BBC premises’, their 2016 report found

    A BBC-led inquiry into his actions found he had molested at least 72 children, some as young as eight, over a four decade campaign of sexual abuse with his first victim in 1959 and his last in 2006.

    His horrific reign of abuse could be charted ‘in the corridors, canteens, staircases and dressing rooms of every BBC premises’, their 2016 report found.

    Executive producer, Jeff Pope, said: ‘I think this is a story that has to be told. We must understand why a man like Jimmy Savile seemed to remain immune for so long to proper scrutiny and criminal investigation.

    ‘Steve has a unique ability to inhabit complex characters and will approach this role with the greatest care and integrity.’

    The lady: Also on-set was actress Gemma Jones, 78, who plays Agnes, Savile's mother, who died in 1972. The timeline of the scenes is unknown

    The lady: Also on-set was actress Gemma Jones, 78, who plays Agnes, Savile’s mother, who died in 1972. The timeline of the scenes is unknown

    Revealed: Executive producer, Jeff Pope, said: 'I think this is a story that has to be told. We must understand why a man like Jimmy Savile seemed to remain immune for so long to proper scrutiny and criminal investigation

    Revealed: Executive producer, Jeff Pope, said: ‘I think this is a story that has to be told. We must understand why a man like Jimmy Savile seemed to remain immune for so long to proper scrutiny and criminal investigation

    The BBC also says it will draw on ‘extensive and wide-ranging research sources’ or the project, examining the lasting impact of Savile’s crimes and the ‘powerlessness’ his victims felt.

    Piers Wenger Controller, of BBC Drama, added: ‘The story of Jimmy Savile is one of the most emotive and troubling of our times. We do not intend to sensationalise these crimes but to give voice to his victims.

    ‘We will work with survivors to ensure their stories are told with sensitivity and respect and to examine the institutions which Jimmy Savile was associated with and the circumstances in which these crimes took place.

    Research: The BBC also says it will draw on 'extensive and wide-ranging research sources' or the project, examining the lasting impact of Savile's crimes and the 'powerlessness' his victims felt

    Research: The BBC also says it will draw on ‘extensive and wide-ranging research sources’ or the project, examining the lasting impact of Savile’s crimes and the ‘powerlessness’ his victims felt

    ‘Drama has the ability to tackle sensitive real life subjects and consider the impact of a crime on its survivors and what lessons can be learnt to stop this ever happening again.’

    A release date has yet to be announced with filming for the series expected to continue taking place in Manchester over the coming months.

    For confidential support for adults who suffered any type of abuse in childhood call NAPAC on 0808 801 0331, free from landlines and mobiles, or click here for details.

    Sick: A release date has yet to be announced with filming for the series expected to continue taking place in Manchester over the coming months

    Sick: A release date has yet to be announced with filming for the series expected to continue taking place in Manchester over the coming months

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