Ian Cowper Ross wrote a novel that was published in 1990. It was about a person named Paul Shaw whose mother called her husband, and Paul's father, Jim. A stranger to Jim Shaw arrived and called him Jimmy.
The following year BBC-TV broadcast a documentary with Ian Cowper Ross. Here are excerpts from that program in which he linked his novel to real events, but he did not say that he is Paul Shaw or that his father is Jim or Jimmy Shaw. A succession of book writers have done that, only they have turned Jimmy Shaw into Jimmy Ross and attributed the actions of Paul Shaw and his father to Ian Cowper Ross and his father.
Take note of what Ian Cowper Ross said on BBC-TV in 1991. He mentions "Daddy", but that is all. Then he attaches "Daddy" to Jocelyn Stevens - not to John Sheffield at Norcros. We have found court room evidence of a teenage Ian Cowper Ross crashing a Jensen car, but that is all. The Jensen historians appear to have never heard of Charles Edward Ross from New Zealand.
We have uncovered the identity of Ian's grandfather on his father's side, and we have a dossier on his father's first marriage; birth of Ian's step brother; divorce from Ian's step mother; his marriage to Ian's mother; a possible DWI charge involving his father and his death in 1986. But what we have also discovered is that he was a civil servant who seems to have led a rather strange life in obscurity. That is not where the story of 'Radio Caroline' begins - that story is a hoax that covers up the real story that has far greater implications for the average person alive today.
That story attaches to Ian's aristocratic in-laws, and to the novel that he wrote back in 1990 ...