“A brilliant performance, in a brilliant film.” Read on for the verdict on last night’s TV.

“This continual looking back over the shoulder to childhood… takes Lennon Naked beyond the merely biographical: it gives it a depth and a Freudian quality. A couple of little moans. First, there’s his accent. And he’s way too old. It’s still a brilliant performance, in a brilliant film, because what Eccleston does get spot-on is the spirit of Lennon.”
Sam Wollaston, The Guardian

“Robert Jones’s script instantly showed that it had got the weight of Lennon’s wordplay. Impressively performed and tightly written as it was, it wasn’t clear that it took you any deeper into Lennon’s pain than his own songs have been doing for years. Lennon Naked, perhaps, but still not much more than skin deep.”
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent

“Eccleston did not look thirtyish. Happily, [his] portrayal went deeper. Lennon Naked, figuratively and literally, portrayed Lennon naked, stripped to his anguished soul.”
Andrew Billen, The Times  


“There’s something quite interesting about the backdrop, making this not just another American police series with a pair of bickering policeman but, let’s hope, something more thoughtful about our changing world.”
Matt Baylis, Daily Express