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People Like Him

by | 18th, September 2002

‘WITH the open verdict, and then the BBC’s decision to drop his biography, this has been a week for Michael Barrymore to forget.

Scene of Barrymore’s last great performance

Not that there’s much chance of that, as Channel 4 puts him in the television dock with The Real Michael Barrymore (9.00pm).

Even if the programme doesn’t actually reveal anything new, it will certainly refresh a few memories, and it is unlikely to paint a pretty picture of the nation’s former favourite’s dramatic fall from grace

Indeed, the biggest surprise is to be reminded of how popular he once was, even after his traumatic ”outing” as both being both gay and alcoholic. And how young he once looked.

Those who take delight in seeing how far the mighty can fall may also wish to tune into highlights of Manchester United’s defeat by Maccabi Haifa (ITV1, 11.00pm). Well, we can dream…



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