Rolf Harris denies sex charges
Former television entertainer Rolf Harris has pleaded not guilty to seven charges of indecent assault and one of sexual assault.
The Australian-born artist (86) faces eight charges alleging he attacked women and girls between 1971 and 2004.
Wearing a grey suit and a multi-coloured tie, the former Animal Hospital host appeared via video-link at London's Southwark Crown Court on Thursday.
He spoke only to confirm his identity and to say "not guilty" to each of the eight charges as they were put to him.
Judge Alistair McCreath set a trial date of January 9, 2017.
Some of the offences were allegedly committed at the BBC Television Centre in west London.