Veteran broadcaster Stuart Hall has pleaded guilty at Preston Crown Court to one charge of indecent assault on a girl under 16 but will face trial for multiple rapes involving two alleged victims.
Hall, 84, is charged with seven counts of rape against one complainant between 1976 and 1978 in Manchester. Five of the rapes are said to have taken place when she was aged under 16.
Hall is also accused of two counts of indecent assault against the woman within the same period.
In addition, he is charged with eight counts of rape and three indecent assaults against a second alleged victim between 1976 and 1981, at various locations in Greater Manchester and Cheshire.
One of those alleged rapes is said to have taken place when the complainant was aged under 13.
The trial is estimated to last seven days.