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

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Louis Theroux: [voiceover] We'd been together for a week, and it was now time for me to go. To my surprise, I was sorry to say goodbye. I had a newfound respect for Jimmy, and although I still didn't feel that close to him, I thought that probably made me no different to anyone else in his life.
[Louis holds a "Jim Fixed It For Me" medallion]
Louis Theroux: This would be a very nice parting gift.
Jimmy Savile: Nobody ever got a Fix It badge unless I did them a Fix It.
Louis Theroux: You have Fixed It for me.
Jimmy Savile: No, I haven't. No I haven't. That's number one...
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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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