VETERAN BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall today appeared at a pre-trial hearing over allegations of historic sex offences.
• Stuart Hall, 83, appears in court over historic sex offences
• Charges against BBC broadcaster include indecent assault on young girls, rape of a woman and 14 sexual assaults
Hall, 83, was initially charged with three separate indecent assaults of young girls dating between 1974 and 1984.
He then faced additional charges that he raped a woman in 1976 and committed 14 sexual assaults against 10 girls between 1967 and 1986.
Appearing at Preston Crown Court, Hall, of Prestbury Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire, was bailed until his next court date on May 2.
Hall, of Prestbury Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire, has been a familiar face and voice in British broadcasting for half a century and was last year awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours.
His eccentric and erudite football match summaries made him a cult figure on BBC Radio 5 Live.