Stuart Hall guilty pleas follow vociferous public denials

Stuart Hall's guilty pleas to follow vociferous public denials of any wrong-doing by the broadcaster.

When the allegations came to light, Hall read out a strident condemnation to reporters in which he labelled the claims as "pernicious, callous, cruel and above all spurious".

He said he had endured "a living nightmare" and but for his "very loving family" may have considered taking his own life.