When Dave Lee Travis was acquitted on 12 counts of indecent assault last week, his reaction was uncharacteristically flat: “I don’t feel like this is a victory in any way, shape or form”. For Travis, in many ways the quintessential voice of Seventies and Eighties radio, the price has been high. Aside from the psychological toll of the trial, he has had to sell his house and downsize to meet the costs of his defence. There are also two charges still hanging over him – one of sexual assault – about which the jury was unable to reach a verdict. The prosecution has until February 24 to consider whether there should be a retrial.