Strictly Come Brucie
4 Extra Debut. In a rare in-depth interview, Bruce Forsyth talks revealingly to Paul Morley about his long career in showbusiness. From December 2008.
In a rare in-depth interview, Bruce Forsyth talks revealingly to Paul Morley about his life in showbiz.
The master of Light Entertainment looks back over his professional career spanning over seven decades. Bruce was 14 when he turned professional as 'Boy Bruce - The Mighty Atom' and he never looked back.
Aged a sprightly 80, Bruce recalls his family background, auditioning at The Windmill, his National Service and 16 years paying his dues on the provincial circuit before hitting the big time presenting ITV's Sunday Night At The London Palladium.
Bruce reveals what it takes to remain at the top of the entertainment tree, how he likes to relax, and the dedication required to maintain such a calm exterior when fronting such family favourites as The Generation Game, Bruce's Price is Right and Strictly Come Dancing.
Bruce Forstyth was born in 1928 and died in 2017.
Producer: Paul Kobrak
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.