“Intimate? We didn’t even see Brucie with his wig off.” Read on for the verdict on last night’s TV.

Living with Brucie


“The programme was fascinated by Brucie’s longevity. Grasping quickly that the director David Nash was unlikely – despite his many moths access…to have the wit or the cojones to get much beyond this premise, Forsyth played along…Intimate? We didn’t even see Brucie with his wig off.”
Andrew Billen, The Times

“It’s not quite a brilliant documentary; it doesn’t go to places that Louis Theroux got to with Jimmy Savile, say. Maybe that’s because the film-maker doesn’t dig deeply enough, probe into that obsessiveness…Still fascinating, though.”
Sam Wollaston, The Guardian

“The result was a gently comic portrait that suggested that his Generation Game persona…was built on real foundations.”
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent

“The only bum note was the director’s preoccupation with Forsyth’s retirement, which seemed to have been cooked up to give the film a topical edge.”
Matt Baylis, Daily Express