Steve Coogan goes jogging in Jimmy Savile’s trademark tracksuit as he transforms into pedophile to shoot new BBC drama  

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  • The 56-year-old Alan Partridge actor was seen in Manchester Park wearing a seventies-inspired tracksuit, heavy gold rings and a shock of dark hair.
  • He was styled into a younger version of the infamous star, who died in 2011, for the docudrama The Reckoning, which is due to hit screens the following year.
  • Steve ran with 35-year-old Robert Ames, who plays Savile driver Ray Terrett, who was convicted of rape and indecent assault in 2014.
  • It was confirmed last month that the BBC has launched the show, which will explore Savile’s upbringing, career and prolific child sex crimes
  • The decision to chronicle Savile’s life has come under criticism and is not the first time the BBC has insisted they have worked with his victims.
  • Steve, who famously portrays the fictional character Alan Partridge, previously explained in a statement that the decision to play Saville was not “I took lightly”.

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Steve Coogan continues shooting Thursday for the BBC’s new drama The Reckoning, in which he plays notorious DJ Jimmy Saville.

The 56-year-old Alan Partridge actor was seen in Manchester Park wearing a seventies-inspired tracksuit, heavy gold rings and a shock of dark hair, as he was styled into a younger version of the disgraced star, who died in 2011 Went.

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The scenes that Steve was shooting for the show, which is due to air next year, date back to the 1950s, when Savile had dark hair, not the very, peroxide blonde bob for which he would later in life and his Losing respect was already known.

Steve ran with 35-year-old Robert Ames, who plays Savile driver Ray Terrett, who was convicted of rape and indecent assault in 2014 and sentenced to 25 years in prison. He died in prison in May 2021 at the age of 79.

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The Change: Steve Coogan continues shooting Thursday for the BBC’s new drama The Reckoning, in which he plays notorious DJ Jimmy Savile

Steve looked tense as he ran along a canal while sporting a burgundy tracksuit with white piping, which is similar to many of Saville’s outfits.

Her chest hair was visible from under her track top, while her fingers were covered with gold rings and her hair was styled dark brown.

In the character of Terrett, Robert meanwhile wore a light blue crew-neck top with dark blue trousers while he was running with his co-star in the park.

It was confirmed last month that the BBC had commissioned the show, which will explore Savile’s upbringing, career and prolific child sex crimes, though many insisted that his crimes be dramatized after his crimes were revealed. Comes ‘very soon’.

Different looks: The 56-year-old Alan Partridge actor was seen at Manchester Park wearing a seventies-inspired tracksuit, heavy gold rings and a shock of dark hair, as he was styled into a younger version of the disgraced star, who died was done 2011

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Different looks: The 56-year-old Alan Partridge actor was seen at Manchester Park wearing a seventies-inspired tracksuit, heavy gold rings and a shock of dark hair, as he was styled into a younger version of the disgraced star, who died was done 2011

Avatar: Steve was shooting for the show, which was due to air the following year, dates back to the 1950s, when Saville had dark hair

Avatar: Steve was shooting for the show, which was due to air the following year, dates back to the 1950s, when Saville had dark hair

Disgusting: Steve ran with 35-year-old Robert Ames, portraying Savile driver Ray Terrett

Wiley: Terret was convicted of rape and indecent assault in 2014 and sentenced to 25 years in prison.  79 in May 2021.  He died in prison at the age of

Disgusting: Steve ran with 35-year-old Robert Eames, who is portraying Savile’s driver Ray Terrett. Terret was convicted of rape and indecent assault in 2014 and sentenced to 25 years in prison. 79 in May 2021. He died in prison at the age of

On the track: Steve looks tense running along a canal while sporting a burgundy tracksuit with white piping, which is similar to many of Saville's outfits

On the track: Steve looks tense running along a canal while sporting a burgundy tracksuit with white piping, which is similar to many of Saville’s outfits

On the Run: Her chest hair was visible from under her track top, while her fingers were covered with gold rings and her hair was styled dark brown

On the Run: Her chest hair was visible from under her track top, while her fingers were covered with gold rings and her hair was styled dark brown

Earlier this month, BBC drama boss Piers Wenger defended The Reckoning during a press conference, in which he tried to allay concerns that the series was launched soon after Savile’s crimes came to light.

Wenger said: ‘It’s been a decade since Jimmy Saville died’ [and] Next year will be a decade since his behavior first came into the public eye. Our primary objective with drama is to give voice…

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