Louis Theroux Desert Island Discs includes "Panic"

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BookishBoy, Jun 3, 2019.

By BookishBoy on Jun 3, 2019 at 9:30 AM
  1. BookishBoy

    BookishBoy Active Member

    Feb 28, 2019
    Only just listened to this episode of Desert Island Discs with Louis Theroux:


    One of his chosen tracks is "Panic", and he mentions how much he adored The Smiths while at (boarding) school.

    Which did make me think: a Louis Theroux programme with Morrissey (a la Jimmy Savile*) could be some remarkable television.

    *Not suggesting anything!
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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BookishBoy, Jun 3, 2019.

    1. SweetnTenderYorkshireman
      Wasn’t there a proposed “When Louis met Morrissey” that fell through due to Morrissey’s distrust after the C4 “importance” doc?

      Love Louis, a national treasure.
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    2. BookishBoy
      Ah, I didn't know that! I would soooo love to see Louis T trying to tempt M out of his shell.
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    3. BookishBoy
      You're right - from LT in 2007:

      "I actually asked Morrissey if we could do a documentary on him while he was promoting Ringleaders of the Tormentors last year. I think spending time with his entourage would be really interesting. Sadly he turned it down. He'd just done one for C4 so maybe that hadn't gone well"
    4. Famous when dead
      Famous when dead
      From the Guardian interview with him :)
      One of his weirder tweets re: Moz doesn't appear to have any context behind it:


      The Louis documentary idea was discussed here in 2007, but can't find any reason to prompt the above (Savile had been dead almost 2 years).
      That style of documentary would have been great, but I'm pretty certain Morrissey wouldn't have any of that 'I'm really curious so please explain it to me' style interviewing hidden behind his self-effacing manner.
      Good choices with Dylan & Mitchell too.
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    5. BookishBoy
      That's very odd, re the Savile "song".

      And yes, you're almost certainly right that Morrissey would refuse to play along with Louis Theroux's interviewing schtick. A shame, though!
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    6. Anonymous
      yes. Look what that did for Jimmy’s career.
      Morrissey has all these interesting, intelligent and articulate fans and yet how silent they are when M is being bullied in the press. I’m not including David Williams in this. Before you start. Pilgrimupnorth
    7. Anonymous
      Maybe LT was thinking along the lines of the Moors Murders and, "Suffer Little Children". He did say later when it came out about Saville that he had no inkling about him and seemed gutted about the revelations.
      The other take on it was that Savilles mother was called the Duchess as she was an illegitimate member of the Royal family, hence Saville could walk into Buckingham Palace and was close to Phillip and Charles
      Maybe Morrissey could have done that justice with some chosen lyrics, as we know how he feels about the royals.
    8. Anonymous
      Met Louis once, and my chat with him touched upon Morrissey when he realised that my phone background had a photo of Morrissey on it. Lovely man.
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    9. BookishBoy
      Very cool! He does come across as completely lovely, from this Desert Island Discs - very aware of his own talents, and his own weaknesses. And funny too, which always helps.

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