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Louis spends a week with Jimmy Savile and attempts to get behind the public persona.

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Jimmy Savile: [packing his suitcase] ... one shirt, and then I'm packed up.
Louis Theroux: No underpants?
Jimmy Savile: Got 'em on - wash 'em every night, dry through the night, clean the next day. Never take gear you don't really need. Travel light.
Louis Theroux: You really do that?
Jimmy Savile: Yes. Nothing wrong with that, nothing wrong with that. You wash everything in the night when you get in the shower, hang it all up, and it's dry in the morning. Complete new set, fresh smelling.
[calling his friend who has just arrived at the flat]
Jimmy Savile: Jim the Pill!
Louis Theroux: What will ...
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The subtle unveiling of a monster. Brilliant work by Theroux.
1 July 2015 | by (Warsaw, Poland) – See all my reviews

I can say in all sincerity I never bought into the bullshit image peddled by Saville from day 1. After originally watching this documentary Saville knew it, Theroux knew it & I knew it - Saville was indeed an empty shell with more than enough skeletons to fill a cemetery in his closet. It was therefore absolutely no surprise to me when the huge-scale crimes from Saville's paedophilic past emerged following his death. An absolutely riveting, disturbing & revealing documentary. Louis Theroux's finest work? Maybe. (Read Doire of Sweden's review - very well-written of which I concur 100%). Highly recommended.


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