Jim'll Fix It - RIP Jimmy Saville

@Janey1966 (24126)
Carlisle, England
December 15, 2011 6:49am CST
Jimmy Saville died aged 84 about a month ago and was well-known and loved for all the charity work he did throughout his life. He ran many marathons. His last wish was to be buried at a 45 degree angle (upright) so he can watch the sun rise every morning on the coast at Scarborough where he's from. He was a class act! Anyway, years ago he used to front a show called "Jim'll Fix It" where kids would write in, request something unusual and Jim would do his best to "fix it" for them. Well, one of the funniest "fix-its" were a group of Boy Scouts that were allowed anywhere on the Pleasure Beach in Blackpool to eat their packed lunches, something that wasn't normally allowed. The clip you see is on the Revolution (not the Big Dipper as Jimmy said it was..but he was old then..the second time round..bless 'im). Some of the Scouts had a re-run of the same "fix-it" many years later and that's included in the clip too. Hope you enjoy it oh, and the colourful outfit of Jimmy's? He was well-known for them too, and for volunteering as a hospital porter, even in his 80s. What a man! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoJiRZNIRL8&feature=related
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• China
16 Dec 11
What a great man!He served as a volunteer as a hospital porter at the age of 80s.He couldn't so much as consider that he was a media personality and a well-known philanthropist.I think he should be the pride of UK.
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@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
16 Dec 11
Oh he is, without a doubt!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
15 Dec 11
Saturday tea time viewing. Was there anybody not touched by Jim? He may have been a little off the wall but he did more good than most. Sadly missed. 'ows about that then?!!
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@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
16 Dec 11
Yes, he was a lovely bloke. If he'd started out now no doubt he'd be called a child molester or something due to how he looked, such is the strange nature of our PC Brigade that runs the country now. I'm glad he was around when he was as it was such an innocent time. This is why BOTH clips of the Revolution were so touching..and the second time round the guys made more mess! Haha!
• Pamplona, Spain
16 Dec 11
Hiya Janey, Jimmy Saville yes I posted on Facebook about him when he passed over I was very sad for the whole morning. Have not seen him for ages but still remember him a lot. One of my favourite ones was where he granted a wish for a little British Girl so she could get to dress up as a Flamenco Dancer and dance real Flamenco that was one of the best ones for me. Of course I loved all of them but this one stuck in my memory in particular. I can´t hear your Video at the moment as the Speakers are packed away somewhere around here goodness knows where lol. So I have mentioned that one as its the one I best remember. You know what I loved about Jimmy was he never made distinctions with anyone ever. Everyone was all on the same level to him he was so kind hearted too his heart problem probably took its toll in the end I suppose. Will miss such a nice Person and he raised millions of pounds for Hospitals and other Charities would that I could be just a little like he was. So much joy and happiness to countless others. Love him always and his funny suits. Luvya Jimmy.xxx
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
16 Dec 11
I always want people like that to be immortal (it will be a sad day when Sir David Attenborough leaves us too) but, sadly, it's never to be. Jimmy was also very good on the radio. He had a brilliant voice for it. You're right about him treating everyone the same. We could learn a LOT from him and I'm hoping the many people who met him have done.
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• Pamplona, Spain
16 Dec 11
Hiya Janey, Like Alan Whicker in "Whicker´s World" I liked him too and Sir David Attenborough and Michael whats his name you know the one who had or has still got the Show on BBC. See I don´t English Channels here like I said ages ago so the surname escapes right now as well. I always want them to live forever as well not to be. Yes I used to listen to him on the Radio and also Tony Blackburn as well. We could learn so much from this Bright Star Personality who Star will never burn out wherever he is now somewhere over the other side. God Bless Him always.xxx
• United States
16 Dec 11
I don't know who this Jimmy Saville is, but his name caught my eye because my maiden name was Saville and I had an Uncle Jimmy Saville.. my dad's next to the youngest brother. He would be about that old also.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
16 Dec 11
The name has a nice ring to it, don't you think and I hope your Uncle was as nice a bloke as "our" Jimmy.
15 Dec 11
He was an amazing man even though he wasn't everyone's cup of tea. He could have so easily just enjoyed his fame and money but that wasn't for him. He was a true humanitarian and wanted to put something back. The world is a poorer place without him and his odd but endearing sense of style!
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
16 Dec 11
His gold shell suit was something else! Could spot him in ANY marathon because of what he wore lol. Yes, you're right, the world IS a poorer place without him. From what I can gather his family never got a penny from his Will and they're glad because leaving money to them wouldn't be Jimmy would it? So, he's even helping people when he's no longer with us.