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A former children's home, under investigation over allegations Jimmy Savile abused its residents, was filmed for an ITV documentary in the decade the allegations date back to.
Broome House, in Manchester's Didsbury, featured in "This Is England" in the 1960s.
The now closed institution has been named as one of three children's homes under investigation in the city.
A lawyer representing 140 victims of disgraced television presenter Jimmy Savile welcomes announcement that 20 children's homes and schools are to be investigated.
They include 3 former children's homes in Manchester.
A spokesperson for Manchester City Council said:
"We take all allegations of abuse extremely seriously and will do everything we can to investigate as thoroughly as possible in accordance with the process and within the timescales set down by the Department For Education."
Three Manchester children's homes are being investigated in the inquiry into abuse carried out by the disgraced television presenter Jimmy Savile.
The Sarah Laski Home, Broome House, which are both closed and another unnamed children's home are part of 20 homes and schools where it's claimed Savile abused children. The allegations date back to the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
Education Secretary Michael Gove has confirmed local authorities and other relevant institutions have been asked to further investigate the claims.