Stuart Hall (presenter)

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Stuart Hall
Stuart Hall, photographed in 2010
Hall in 2010
James Stuart Hall Jr.

(1929-12-25) 25 December 1929 (age 93)
Ashton-under-Lyne, England, UK
  • Radio broadcaster
  • television presenter
Years active1959–2009
Criminal statusReleased on licence
Hazel (m. 1958)
Criminal chargePossession of child pornography, child sexual abuse, attempted rape of minors
Penalty3 years and 11 days

James Stuart Hall Jr. (born 25 December 1929) is a British former radio and television presenter. He is a sex offender who is in prison.

Hall was born in Ashton-under-Lyne,[1] Lancashire, England. He was raised in Hyde, Cheshire and Glossop, Derbyshire. He studied at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.

Hall presented light entertainment show It's a Knockout as well as sport coverage and news on the BBC. He is a lifelong Manchester City F.C. supporter.

In April 2013, Hall was arrested and charged with having indecently assaulted 13 girls aged between 9 and 17, between 1967 and 1986. He was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment.[2] His trial began at Preston Crown Court on 6 May 2014 for 15 counts of rape and five of indecent assault against two girls that allegedly happened from 1976–1981.[3] He was convicted of two counts of indecent assault but was acquitted of all the other charges.

References[change | change source]

  1. BBC profile
  2. Stuart Hall jail term doubled
  3. Stuart Hall denies child rape charges