Peter O’toole: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival
Sunday, 8.30pm, TCM Have you seen those dreary Inside the Actor’s Studio programs, in which turgidly academic host James Lipton seems more interested in the college his celebrity actor guests attended than in anything else they have to say? Imagine if Lipton were replaced by Robert Osborne, a one-time official historian of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and by all accounts a top bloke. Osborne, if anything, is a little too reverential in this 2011 interview before an audience with cinema legend Peter O’Toole. Then aged 78, O’Toole is nevertheless a witty and engaging speaker with near total recall as he reflects on his life and lengthy career. A smattering of clips from films such as his first, The Day They Robbed the Bank of England (1960), and Lawrence of Arabia (1962), greases the wheels. A masterclass in chat.