Monday, 21 July 2014

In plain sight of us all ! Part 1

Dan Davies wasn't having much luck with his attempts to find a publisher interested in a book he had been working on for years. Here's how he describes the situation at the time in an article for his magazine Esquire in 2013.

 It must have seemed like a manna from heaven when, a few months after Jimmy's death he was contacted by someone whom he does NOT name alerting him to Karin Ward's blog !

 A month later he says he has his first contact with Meirion Jones ! I find it rather strange that he waited a whole month to contact Jones. Was he not interested to find out more from the ONE JOURNALIST who would know exactly what was going on ?

Those who read my last blog post will know that Davies first interviewed JS in 2004 for Jack Magazine. His last official meeting with him was to write an article for Esquire in 2008. In 2013 he describes several more meetings usually involving a stay in one or other of Jimmy's homes. 

So, what was this man, a friend, a biographer ? What kept him going back to Jimmy ? What the hell was it that he hoped to uncover ?

In 2004 and 2008, Davies' envisaged that 'truth' as being connected somehow to Jimmy's links to the establishment, namely the Royal Family. But by 2013 he admitted defeat. He had not found the 'terrible secret that he took to his grave'. No, it took a few clicks of a mouse on Meirion Jones' laptop to accomplish what he could not in TEN YEARS !

Davies' book was to be called 'Apocalypse Now then' 

Mr Davies must have been pleased by the response his book received and the positive reviews it received including one from the Telegraph. 

Another reviewer praised Davies' effort but found his propensity for self analysis jarring !

But some of us do care because, far from finding anything in the way of PROOF, some might be led to conclude that the only 'dark heart' Mr Davies' uncovered is his own !

OK, we know that Davies partly befriended Jimmy post official articles 2008. We know that Jimmy was kind to him at a time when he was low, so low indeed he may have considered a 'new life'. That's if the following is anything to go by !

Enough of this guy and his problems eh. I too couldn't care less. I'm interested in FACTS and the truth. Isn't that what any good biographer would want ? No wonder Jimmy didn't like the idea !

 One thing that Davies does have that is not in the public domain is the audio tapes that he claims to have made whilst interviewing Jimmy post 2008. Strange, how a man who sought to deceive and manipulate would agree to such a permanent record of his dishonesty.

Yes, Davies' book is called, 'In plain sight - the life and lies of Jimmy Savile'. It wasn't enough that Jimmy's good name had already been destroyed by others in the media, Police etc etc, Davies' adds insult to injury by insinuating that, more or less, everything the man did was a lie !

He documents the man's life from cradle to grave. The uninformed reader would think he did a very good job of it but look closer and you will find plenty to take issue with. 

One example is his treatment of Jimmy's stories about time as a Bevin Boy and especially the accident he had that left him in a body brace for two years.

Davies sought proof that Jimmy had indeed been underground at all.

Hearsay, theories and possibilities are NOT GOOD ENOUGH pal ! Jimmy WAS a BEVIN BOY. He completed his training in December 1944. He was just 17 years old so he'd have been 16 when he began. How do I know this ? His family has confirmed it and they have the certificates to prove it !

Sorry you can't read it but the dates, names, addresses are all there.

IF Davies cared about facts he would have asked the same people I did. But it's clear from the above, that his agenda mirrors that of the people he acknowledges at the end of his book and that 'TRUTH' has very little to do with it !

Join me next time and I'll show you how he and MWT joined forces in an attempt to dupe the public in Exposure ! Ya might wanna be in my gang by the time ya finish reading it guys and gals !

  Addendum 23rd July 10.00 GMT

I made a mistake when I said Jimmy was 17 in December 1944. Of course he would have been 18 years old when he completed his training as a Bevin Boy. His birthday was 31st October 1926 so he will presumably have started his training some time BEFORE his 18th birthday. Thank you to the anonymous commentator who pointed out this mistake in a comment on Moor Larkin's blog.


  1. He really is "crediting" the real whitby website?
    Jesus H Christ. Meirion and Liz are truly in great company.
    Having risen, the Idiots are now marching in step it seems.

    I cannot believe he was actually challenging that Jimmy was actually a Bevin Boy. What a complete idiotic ass this Davies guy is. I feel sorry for the trees that had to die, to end up being of even less use than Andrex toilet paper.

  2. He showed up on the Careleavers Duncroft group, and was summarily kicked out after protests by everyone. That was one thing we could all agree on.

    1. Yes, quite a few folk told him where to go I'm told !

  3. I subscribed to the short-lived 'Jack' - cheap subscription deal. I will have to dig them out - from memory it wasn't a bad read (magaziness weren't quite the trash they became by the end of the decade at that point).
    That 'list' is half of the Exposure 'Top 30'!

  4. Chris, the Jack magazine you want is May 2004 !

    1. As it happens

    2. Thanks Chris but I doubt anyone will buy a job lot of them ! Look out for Esquire June 2008 !