London - Harold Wilson's esteemed adviser once fixed things so that 'tricky personality clashes' in the 1960s' fledgeling commercial broadcasting industry had a 'jolly good makeover' in the best interests of the nation.
Entertainment industry litigator Arnold Goodman was subsequently described in a broadsheet obituary as 'the mysterious "Mr X" who settled a dispute between commercial television companies and their technicians'.
The 1995 obit also claimed that a 'few brilliant pen strokes' by the accomplished solicitor soon put a smile on old Harold's face during a very tricky personal time.
This saw the UK Prime Monster accused of covering up the existence of a couple of his bastard brats spawned with a direct descendant of Adolf Hitler.
The UK's MI5 espionage agency eventually conceded it had 'massive files' on KGB double agent Wilson, elevated to the peerage for god-knows-what services to the Crown.
The original Goodman cover story had centered on a row about UK TV companies' hiring and firing of staff who knew a thing or two about stuff 'that never officially went on' - at British TV licence-payers' expense.
Subsequent pervy accusations about members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Opera House, the English National Opera and the English National Ballet were all given the Goodman smooth-over as were thespians linked to the British stage.
Grateful luminaries in Goodman's debt were said to include actors Lawrence Olivier and Sir John Gielgud and a host of 'national treasures' on the Queen's Companion of Honor gold lists.
Today Goodman is still revered as the man 'who saved the Labour Party' at its grimmest hour.
But his Savile files could still be published if someone at the National Archives knows how to crack open the code that has concealed their existence since 1971.
Facially Goodman looked an awful lot like a cross between Soviet butcher President Leonid Brezhnev and Robert Maxwell KGB.