Top of the posts: Jimmy Savile, Apple and Messi
As the days go by further allegations against Jimmy Savile have been emerging. One of Savile’s former BBC colleagues, Paul Gambaccini said on BBC 5 Live this week that the last television presenter allegedly engaged in necrophilia. Dr Mark Griffiths gave a backgrounder on this paraphilia involving the deceased and discussed whether there are links between paedophilia and necrophilia.
With Scotland edging ever closer to independence, Grainne Maguire warned the country of the dangers of losing the BBC and the pitfalls of a national broadcaster, based on her own television experiences during her childhood in Ireland.
In the world of sport Majid Mohamed analysed the statistics and asked whether Lionel Messi has surpassed other footballing legends such as Pelé, Diego Maradona and Johan Cruyff to become the greatest player of all time.
Meanwhile discussions are underway this week between the NHS and drug company Vertex about the availability of Kalydeco which could effectively treat cystic fibrosis. Tim Wotton, who has cystic fibrosis, talked candidly about living with the genetic condition and how Kalydeco could make a difference not just to him but to others.
Here are the most read blogs from the past week, as determined by the stats
1. Jimmy Savile, paedophilia and necrophilia by Dr Mark Griffiths
2. iPad 4 announced just seven months after iPad 3. Do you feel shortchanged? by Alex Masters
3. Lionel Messi in numbers: Is the Barcelona player the greatest-ever footballer? by Majid Mohamed
4. Would you buy an iPad Mini? by Alex Masters
5. Google reinvent the Chromebook by Alex Masters
6. Don’t kid yourself Scotland, you still need the BBC by Grainne Maguire
7. UFC: Sonnen overtakes Hendo in title stakes by Brian Mallon
8. Arsenal’s Lukas Podolski is a different player to Germany’s by Kit Holden
10. Tactics Talk: Performance against Tottenham shows Chelsea know what they are by Jonny Boyle
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