Beginning in the year 1964, 'Jimmy' became the elephant in the room, and no one ever saw him because 'Jimmy' did not exist. Yet, everyone has been led to believe that he did!
But one man has been present all along and his presence in this story dates back before the Pilkington Committee first sat down to discuss the possibility of licensing commercial radio in the United Kingdom.
That man is Jocelyn Stevens.
Look for 'Jimmy' in this story and you won't find him.
But look for Jocelyn Stevens and all of a sudden, a hidden story begins to emerge!
He is even there in 1960, which is when Alfred Nicholas Thomas retired from the BBC and went to work for a company within the Pye Group.
Jocelyn Stevens was there in 1960 when Pye began limited broadcasting via a power-line transmission system under the name of CBC Radio Cambridge!
But if you follow the now well published stories about 'Jimmy' and Radio Caroline in 1964, you will be asked to believe in a phantom who, like 'Radio Caroline' as a company, never existed!
Back in 1964 Jocelyn Stevens knew the truth. He had been involved with various strands of interest in commercial broadcasting when they began to come together in order to put 'Radio Caroline' on the air. That was long before Ian Cowper Ross began to laugh at your expense in 1991 on BBC-TV with Jocelyn Stevens gladly participating. Because back in 1964, Jocelyn Stevens had done the same thing on Granada TV - with a very young and sheepish Ian Cowper Ross in the same room and just watching Jocelyn at play ....
Jocelyn Stevens was not "Mister Big" - but he knew who was, and Jocelyn Stevens was involved from the very beginning of the steps that led up to the creation of Radio Caroline. He assisted with the coordinating process of bringing together many different interests, and he was responsible for pushing Ronan O'Rahilly in front of the media as spokesman, and bringing in Ian Cowper Ross to write additional misleading material to misdirect the attention of the press and the government.