Ray Teret is a figure who plays a minor role in the BBC series The Reckoning which follows the life of disgraced TV presenter Jimmy Savile.

The Salisbury-born man (who is played by Robert Emms in the series) is introduced early in the first episode as basically a mentee under Savile in the dance hall scene.

After appearances in the first two episodes, Teret mainly disappears from the picture, aside from a very brief scene in the final episode.

Here's all you need to know about Ray Teret and his relationship with Jimmy Savile.

Who was Ray Teret?

Teret was born in Salisbury and met Savile after winning a singing contest at the Palace Theatre in Manchester which Savile was running.

The two men ended up sharing a flat together with Teret becoming Savile's support DJ, assistant and chauffeur.

In The Reckoning as Savile's fame grows, Teret is effectively removed from his life, but before that happens the show depicts them picking up two young girls together.

During his career, Teret worked for  Radio Caroline North in the 1960s where he became known as 'Ugly' Ray Teret.

After leaving Radio Caroline North in 1966, two years before it closed down, Teret worked in a series of DJ and media-related work, mainly on Piccadilly Radio in Manchester and Signal Radio in Stoke-on-Trent.

Shortly after Savile was posthumously exposed for his crimes in 2012, Teret was arrested by Greater Manchester Police in connection with an allegation of historic rape.

The offences are alleged to have taken place in Trafford in the 1960s and 1970s against three women who were then children.

In October 2014, Teret appeared at Minshull Street Crown Court accused of more than 30 offences of sexual abuse, including 18 charges of rape, some dating back to the 1960s.

In the end, Teret was found guilty of seven charges of rape and eleven charges of indecent assault, with one victim aged only 12.

He was sentenced to 25 years in prison at HMP Manchester and died there in May 2021 at the age of 79 having served just over six years of his sentence.

The cause of his death was not initially disclosed, but it was later announced that he had advanced terminal colon cancer.

The Reckoning is available to watch on BBC iPlayer