The necrophiliac and paedophile character ,Freddy Royle , in Irvine Welsh's book Ecstasy seems to have been based on Jimmy Savile.. Some passages from the 1996 work were quoted in the London Evening Standard last week :
"The thing was, Freddy brought millions of pounds into the place with his fund-raising activities. This brought kudos to the trustees, and made St Hubbin's Hospital a flagship for the arm's-length trusts from the NHS. All they had to do was keep schtumm and indulge Sir Freddy with the odd body."
"Freddy was finding it hard to maintain steady breathing. He examined the corpse. She's bain a roight pretty un n arl, he rasped in his Somerset drawl, - caar accident oi presumes?"