Furore this week following further revelations about Jimmy Savile. Decades ago senior staff ignored and failed to pass on complaints about his behaviour and warnings were issued that he was a celebrity and not to be upset or challenged.
Only four years ago I contacted a BBC producer responsible for a programme in which a celebrity friend of a celebrity chef had shown himself handling a boar pig with a sow in heat without the slightest of protection or precaution. I explained that one of the first farmers for whom I had worked had a wide scar the length of one arm following an attack by a boar pig that he had tried to separate from a sow that had been in season.
This celebrity had gone on to show off his bee-handling. This he did without wearing any protective clothing at all, something that I can do, like many of my fellow beekeepers, when the circumstances are right, but not, as I tried to explain to the producer, when I am being watched by millions of urban viewers incapable of understanding the risks involved.
I explained to the producer that I was qualified as an agriculturalist, that I had bred pigs for a living and still kept bees. To no avail; his man was a celebrity and who were we to question what he did.
Then this week Robbie Savage can persuade magistrates that 99 mph does not matter if you are a celebrity, using your car as a means of respite or escape from your many fans.