He worked tirelessly even travelling regularly to Broadmoor to talk to those who had commtited the most dreadful of crimes.
A recluse in life, he lived with his Mother until her death, and then alone thereafter. A real "One Off" and I used to watch the show....Alway's hoping he would grant my rather selfish wish to sing with the band Free.
We used to spend several days a year setting up and taking down for major band festivals in Roundhay Park. Sir Jimmy had a flat nearby and we used to see him jogging. He would always stop for a chat with us.
As one of the first members of the Teen & Twenty Disk Club which Jimmy started I had the honour of meeting him a few years ago when he came to lay the foundation stone for the new Spinal Unit at my hospital. We had been wary to approach him after his long and well publiced involvement in Stoke Mandiville but he immediately agreed. I can only hope that there is not a smoking ban "up There"