Can Jim Fix It For Maggie This Time? (02.01.83)

News of the World, 2nd January 1983


  1. Troyhand said:
    Billboard – 25 May 1968

    [Page 50]

    Following their debut disk, “Help Me Rhonda,” the Sands Showband has recorded an album which will be marketed by Tribune. The Showband appeared on a number of dates with British disk jockey Jimmy Savile during his week-long tour to raise funds for the Central Remedial Clinic for Handicapped Children…

  2. Troyhand said:
    The New Royal Court – 1992

    [Page 224]
    The Group is permanently short of money and it relies on grants from various trusts to supplement the original funds which came from the residue of the 1981 Royal Wedding Fund. Nobody who works for the Group will ever get rich.

    The list of those involved includes people such as Jimmy Savile, the disc jockey, who has raised millions of pounds in aid of the handicapped, and Lord Snowdon, who himself suffered from polio when a child. They were among a number of people which was brought together by the Prince of Wales following the International Year of the Disabled in 1981.

    He was anxious that the momentum of that emotional year should not be lost and he was equally determined to do something himself to make sure the projects that had been started would be completed. He set down the aims of the Group which are the same today as they were then: Integration, Participation, Understanding and Prevention of Disability.

    Nancy Robertson says the biggest obstacle of all to overcome is the public’s attitude to disability, and their main task is to change this attitude. This is where the Prince comes in. Because of his position he is readily able to engage the interest and help of those who can effect policy changes. When he talks, the chairmen of banks, international conglomerates, hotels and major retail stores all listen — and act accordingly. Nancy Robertson believes that one of the secrets of his success with people from all walks of life is his attitude, “You really do get a very informal approach when you meet him – you feel very much a friend in a remarkably short time.”

  3. Troyhand said:,+'This+is+Your+Life'%22&dq=%22been+the+presenter+of+the+programme,+'This+is+Your+Life'%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=rZdqU9y5NJP7yAHJ_4HwCQ&ved=0CDEQ6AEwAA

    The Six Lives of Pyke
    Magnus Pyke – 1981

    [Page 166]

    One day in November 1975, I was rung up by Simon Welfare, the producer from Yorkshire Television and a good friend of mine. Could I spare the to make a ‘promo’ for one of our ‘Don’t Ask Me’ programmes which it had been decided to show around Christmas time? A ‘promo’ is a 30-second bit of television to draw attention to some future item.

    The idea was – so Simon told me – to stage it in Jimmy Savile’s discotheque for handicapped children where I would explain the operation of a stereophonic record. This in due course I was doing at about 6.30 pm when the lights were suddenly turned up and I found myself captured by Eamonn Andrews, a doyen of television, who for years had been the presenter of the programme, ‘This is Your Life’.

    So far as I was concerned, the whole thing, so flattering indeed to one’s ego, had been organised with the profoundest secrecy. Simon Welfare, for example, after having been sworn to secrecy, was at his special request given a special dispensation allowing him to divulge to Paul Fox, a lofty Director of Yorkshire Television, and only to Paul Fox, what he was doing for fear that if otherwise he were detected going into Thames Television surreptitiously it might be thought that he was betraying his employers.

    When in some splendour I arrived to the cheers of the audience in these same studios, I was greeted, one after the other, by Dorothea, by my son John with his wife and their two…

    [Did Jimmy Savile really have a discotheque for disabled children at Thames Television in 1975?],+practical+mind+have+come+the+Moac+bandoleer+climbing%22&dq=%22From+his+shrewd,+practical+mind+have+come+the+Moac+bandoleer+climbing%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=9ppqU7zeGMfIyAGriYHgBA&ved=0CCsQ6AEwAA

    Climber and Rambler, Volume 9 – 1970

    [Page 299]
    Bob inherited his father’s inventiveness. From his shrewd, practical mind have come the Moac bandoleer climbing harness, the Moac chock- stone, the Gollies rock boots, his trail boots which sell well in the United States, and, this year the nylon Annapurna tent which the brothers tested on an ice-bound Ben Nevis with disc jockey Jimmy Savile. an occasional visitor to Bob’s discotheque. Jimmy and the Brighams became separated and it almost became a job for the mountain rescue, but that’s a story none of the three would rather talk about . . .

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