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07-02-2020, 23:15   #1
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Barrymore: The body in the pool

Anyone see this Thursday night on channel 4? It's up on the All4 app for anyone that missed it.

Michael Barrymore was a high profile comedian/presenter in England during the 80s/90s. Can't say I knew too much about him or this case.

Basically a late night party at his house involving drugs and alcohol and someone drowns in the swimming pool. Looks like a tragic accident but the investigation reveals that he may have been raped beforehand. No one has ever been charged to this day. There was 8 other people in the house at the time.
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I remember it killing his tv career instantly. I saw him on Dancing on Ice recently.
Probably thinks that enough time has passed now to get back out there.
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Originally Posted by Mantis Toboggan View Post

Michael Barrymore was a high profile comedian/presenter in England during the 80s/90s. Can't say I knew too much about him or this case.
I'm really showing my age then. That scandal to me is like yesterday.

He was a massive household name, way bigger than Ant n Dec, Simon Cowell etc - Saturday night TV and massively popular. Married but gay and could not cope ( you 'd not come out then).

If you were to write a how guide to self destruct, then this is casebook.

All before Facebook, Social Media.

Very damaged character- but very compelling.

I feel for the Lubbock family, the Dad has been campaigning for justice for many years and I hope the truth will out before he passes on.

I'm not sure Barrymore is involved in the death, but definitely self preservation is evident.

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It looks like a huge cover up that probably involved the police.. that mans family will probably never get justice. Barrymore didn’t come across good at all.
By all accounts that poor man had a terrible death.
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As I said above, I remember it all playing out, but seeing it all put together shows it in a new light. Barrymore is pathetic.

Just watched the program there now on All4 and I was in tears at the ending with Terry Lubbock in his suit visiting the grave. What an amazing man he is.

The Lubbock family coming up against the power of Michael Barrymore's money and keeping the fight for justice shows their courage.

The Police at the scene fcked up (again probably blinded by Barrymore's star) and then probably tried to cover up their own fck ups till they couldn't anymore. They know exactly who did it. Stuart didn't drown either.

It came across as obvious who the two guilty people are. On the third, I am not sure of being guilty of the act, but guilty for so much more. I cant actually believe Barrymore tried to blame the hospItal. And how he used the meeting with the Dad for his own gains.

The News of The World Guy who knocked at Mrs. Lubbock's door was a disgusting individual. The program shows how manipulative the press / media are.

I don't think this is over yet. There are too many guilty consciences out there. I hope it comes in time for the Lubbock family.

A tough watch and so desperately sad.

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