It there is one thing that Paul Alexander Rusling is attempting to excel in, it is becoming a star pupil in the school of deceitful propaganda with an agenda that obliterates fact and promotes fiction. "Hail! Hail! Obfuscated ignorance cloaked in the title 'The Radio Caroline bible'!"
Rusling does not mean to imply that his 'bible' is a mere collection of random writings, because one of his chief supporters has claimed that Rusling's book of lies should be in every home, just like the 'Christian Bible'. It is that kind of ridiculous thinking that opened the door for anoraks to hail the now dead Ronan O'Rahilly, who while he was alive, they promoted as a kind of religious 'Loving Awareness' messiah.
What kind of creed was 'L.A.'?
It was one promoting the endless playing of records paid for in the main by preachers of religion. But the anoraks don't want to talk about that, they just want to talk about something called 'free radio', whatever that is. It had nothing to do with making lives better, and after the legal death of the real 'Radio Caroline', it just meant that there were some loners sitting on a rusty tub in the North Sea playing records and scrounging for an income to stay alive. Even those trying to save starving cats do more good than that!
Therefore we are gradually demolishing Rusling's 'bible' by exposing its texts to comparisons with the facts in evidence. By the time we arrive at Rusling's pages 53 and 54 it is clear that he has stolen a lot of our research material, but it is also clear that he does not know how to deal with it. So in typical Rusling form he cobbled his fragments together as part of a continuing fictitious narrative. That is what Rusling had sold to gullible buyers of his 'bible'.
To further illustrate what we mean, we will now focus on more of his textual misinformation which appears upon pages 53 and 54:
1. Rusling prefaces the highlighted section with these words: "....The Princess Margaret .... was apparently one of the driving forces behind the 'escapade' which is how she described Radio Caroline to friends." Now where does Rusling get that idea from? He doesn't say, but he does try to link it to a home movie that Peter Sellers filmed on the grounds of the large house that was occupied by Jocelyn Stevens and his wife.
However, when we claim that is was 'large', it was nothing like the enormous size of the structure that was occupied by Jimmy Deterding at Kelling Hall in Norfolk. That residence was the home of the real "Mister Big" who was behind the creation of both 'Radio Atlanta' and 'Radio Caroline'. It was not Jocelyn Stevens!
Naturally Paul Rusling gets the title of Peter Seller's film wrong!
It was not 'produced' at the Stevens' home. It was filmed there during the Autumn of 1964, and it was then shown by Princess Margaret to her sister Elizabeth during the first half of the following year.
This home movie was filmed to by Peter Sellers using his own camera. Peter Sellers then took his raw footage which was composed of several skits, some featuring Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon acting out rather silly episodes, and he then produced his finished film.
Peter Sellers gave his home movie the title of: 'I Say, I Say, I Say'. It begins with a hand-drawn title card illustrated by a coat of arms with a radio ship at the top! You can watch the opening and closing portions of his film right here, right now, should you chose to do so:
More tomorrow ....