By SARAH VINE: Jimmy Tarbuck choked back tears as he told ITV’s Loose Women about his experience of being arrested by 14 policeman - 14 to nick an elderly comedian! - over allegations of assault of a child in the Sixties.
Now exonerated, Tarbuck, 75, is trying to rebuild his life. As is the DJ Paul Gambaccini, who last week gave an impassioned account of his own arrest and subsequent year of hell on police bail as part of Operation Yewtree.
Both men reminded me of a genial old gent I used to know, Alistair McAlpine, one time adviser to Margaret Thatcher.