Anyone who has the dvd boxset including this episode of 'Louis Theroux weird weekends' will have the opportunity to listen to Jimmy's commentary throughout. It's clear that the two men liked each other and were constantly attempting to score points at the others' expense. There they are watching the film together when Jimmy goads Louis saying something about the critics slating the film. Louis was clearly miffed by this, saying "bollox" as Jimmy smiled during what must have been a later meet up between the two in Leeds.
You can watch the film made in 1999 here.
Dates of filming as opposed to broadcasting, have become very important to me in recent weeks. You see dates are important to those of us who want the truth. Those of us outside mainstream media land that is.
I'll get to the point, on Friday I became aware that Louis Theroux had finally got off the fence and declared Jimmy guilty. And it wasn't just in print, guys and gals, it was in person, on stage in London.
Just so you don't have to listen to the inane chatter between these two, I suggest you scroll to about 30 mins in. You see, I wouldn't have believed it had this video not existed. Not Louis, not someone who had kept in touch with Jimmy for all those years. Not Louis, he's a good egg, yes he's not come out in support of his dead pal, but he hadn't rubbed salt into the Savile family wounds either. Until now that is !
He refers to the year of filming being 2001 which is incorrect. Apart from the obvious fact that the program was broadcast in April 2000, there's another FACT that Louis for got to remember. That is the fact that the Liverpool cruise event he films Jimmy attending, took place in December 1999. It's not easy to find guys and gals but, here it is.
Yes, that's the newsreader Michael Buerke in a still from the film. The same berk who became a celebrity in a jungle and decided his greatest regret was not throwing Jimmy overboard on that complimentary cruise. He'd have had to have had acted fast, as most of the celeb's including Jimmy probably got off in Southampton before the liner headed abroad.
It gives me no pleasure at all to expose another Savile back-stabber, no pleasure at all ! I'm disappointed in Louis Theroux because I think some of his films are really quite excellent. Maybe he felt he had no other choice but to join his media comrades in denouncing a man he previously celebrated. We may never know, but we do know that the BBC report is due out sometime this millennia and it's not going to be an easy ride for Jones' ex-employer's.
I'm so glad I don't work or have any association with any of these media people, especially those whose sole purpose in life involves
“lifting the toilet lid of life.” - Sir Jimmy Savile to Louis Theroux
And, you have to laugh at those last few words of that, off the telly, review !
Given it was shown during a week where similar notions of what is history and how it can be manipulated were dramatically played out in the High Court (where historian David Irving had his racist neo-Nazi Holocaust denial ideology utterly repudiated), this turned out to be also a very timely and worthwhile programme.
An afterthought ! Jimmy had to be back in time to switch the New Year Lights on somewhere didn't he Mr Larkin ?