LONDON – Classified documents being made public Friday detail how now-disgraced BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile was comfortable at the heart of the British government during his heyday in the 1980s, lunching with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at her country home, sending her jokey thank-you notes and lobbying for tax breaks and contributions for his charitable works.

The papers include an unnerving handwritten note from Savile to Thatcher in which he claims that his “girl patients” are pretending to be jealous because of the time he spent dining with the prime minister.