Another, just to be in Scarborough again especially on bonfire night because they have bonfires on the beach. I can well understand why Jimmy bought the flat he did, what a position, what a view, he really loved his mam didn't he ?
I like to keep an eye on what's happening around 'Savile's view', which is what it was officially called for a few weeks in September 2012.
The view from Jimmy's flat directly across the road from this, is now someone else', some patron of the NSPCC no less. I'm not interested in him, but I am interested in the spectre on Jimmy's balcony. Laugh out loud, imagine emerging from the path below in the dark, and seeing this ?
Here's how the inside looked in 1965
Jim is not best pleased in the next photo, if you look at the sender of the letter, you'll know why
Now, here's how it was in 1976
He'd hung his mothers picture on the wall just above where she sat in those press photos from 1965. Here's the room from another angle.
And here's more or less, the same view when Louis met Jimmy in 1999.
But, let's have another look at the 1965 collection because I remember some discussion as to whether Jimmy may have worn a track suit in the 60's. Looks like he did
I wondered if the dates on the photos were correct. I imagined they might have had something to do with one of the documentaries made about Jimmy. And I found this
That's 'The world of Jimmy Savile' filmed over 6 weeks in February and March 1965 by the BBC. I'm pretty sure that footage of Jimmy riding his bike around Scarborough is included but I could be wrong ?
'Presenter revisits Savile TV interview'
TV presenter Louis Theroux is producing a follow up to his Jimmy Savile documentary filmed at his Scarborough flat fifteen years ago'
Inside, Savile is referred to as 'Louis' boyhood hero'
After getting home last night I stumbled across an article published in the Yorkshire Evening Press on 5th November 2001. Now then ..
A double act indeed, Jimmy gets the gags, Theroux sometimes doesn't. Get it, that is, because he obviously didn't get Jimmy Savile. As I read this article I found myself smiling at the memory of the two of them, on that sofa in Leeds filming the extra scenes to be added on the video/DVD release. If you've seen the dvd you will know what I mean.
And, he who pays the piper will always call the tune ! Mr Theroux' next film will be paid for by a BBC that forgot how much it owed to the likes of Jimmy Savile when it sold out to blackmailers in October 2012. So, I'm not holding out much hope for Theroux' next Savile effort.
Jimmy, didn't need the pay cheque, he was lucky in a way that you either GET, or you don't. It's as simple as that really !
And now I shall go to bed - it's after midnight so it's my birthday now. Happy Birthday to me !!