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When Louis Met... Jimmy (2000)

Louis Theroux spends a week with the eccentric broadcaster and charity fundraiser Sir Jimmy Savile and attempts to get behind the public persona.

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Will Yapp

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Louis Theroux
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Louis Theroux ... Himself - Presenter
Jimmy Savile ... Himself
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Louis Theroux spends a week with the eccentric broadcaster and charity fundraiser Sir Jimmy Savile and attempts to get behind the public persona.

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English

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13 April 2000 (UK) See more »

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Jimmy Savile's mother died in 1972 not 1973 as Theroux stated. See more »

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Louis Theroux: So we're in Scarborough, right, and this was the Duchess's residence, was it - your mother when she was alive?
Jimmy Savile: I bought it because I liked it. She came to live here because she liked it.
Louis Theroux: Did you argue much when you were living together?
Jimmy Savile: Never.
Louis Theroux: Never?
Jimmy Savile: Never.
Louis Theroux: Bicker?
Jimmy Savile: No point in arguing.
Louis Theroux: And what about if you had a girl with you?
Jimmy Savile: Uh, she would have actually killed the girl.
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Good subject, good chemistry, good documentary
28 March 2002 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

Louis spends time with charity-working celebrity Jimmy Savile. He sees his homes and joins him on public appointments. Over breakfast, lunches, late nights and early mornings they get to know each other.

Like most of Louis characters, Jimmy is a bit of a character and a bit of a social misfit. We all know who he is but know little about him, what makes him tick or how he lives. Louis gets close enough to actually see beyond the character and expose areas of his life that he doesn't usually show. His relationship with his dead mother is strange – he calls her the Duchess and keeps all her clothes perfectly in her room.

Louis clearly gets attached to Jimmy and they do get on all right. Jimmy's character doesn't seem to be a character – he doesn't seem to have a guard up at all and lets Louis do anything he wants.

Overall this is one of Louis best – an interesting subject, a good chemistry and plenty of interesting tit-bits.


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