This Is Your Life (1955)

This is Your Life is a British biographical television documentary, based on the 1952 American show of the same name. It was hosted by Eamonn Andrews from 1955 until 1964, and then from 1969 until his death in 1987 aged 64. Michael Aspel then took up the role of host until the show ended in 2003. It returned in 2007 as a one-off special presented by Trevor McDonald, which to date was its most recent airing. In the show the host surprises a special guest, before taking them through their life with the assistance of the 'big red book'. Both celebrities and non-celebrities have been 'victims' of the show. The show was originally broadcast live, and over its run it has alternated between being broadcast on the BBC and on ITV.

Writing:
  • Ralph Edwards

Stars:
Release Date: 1955-07-29
Seasons: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 38 40 41 43
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  • Country: GB
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 30
Robin Bailey
Robin Bailey
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Christopher Lee
Christopher L...
David Attenborough
David Attenbo...
Roy Hudd
Roy Hudd
Bernard Miles
Bernard Miles
Frazer Hines
Frazer Hines
Sarah Brightman
Sarah Brightm...
Bob Hope
Bob Hope
Wendy Craig
Wendy Craig
John Thaw
John Thaw
Peter Bowles
Peter Bowles
Susannah York
Susannah York
Julia McKenzie
Julia McKenzi...
Bernard Cribbins
Bernard Cribb...
Sean Pertwee
Sean Pertwee
Peter Cushing
Peter Cushing
Olivia de Havilland
Olivia de Hav...
Robert Lindsay
Robert Lindsa...
Sandra Dickinson
Sandra Dickin...
Richard Attenborough
Richard Atten...
Twiggy
Twiggy
William Shatner
William Shatn...
Brian Blessed
Brian Blessed
Peter Davison
Peter Davison
Richard Vernon
Richard Verno...
Christopher Cazenove
Christopher C...
Oliver Reed
Oliver Reed
Derek Fowlds
Derek Fowlds
Bill Maynard
Bill Maynard
John Mills
John Mills
Patricia Hodge
Patricia Hodg...
Joan Collins
Joan Collins
Barry Foster
Barry Foster
Esther Rantzen
Esther Rantze...
Nerys Hughes
Nerys Hughes
Paul Shane
Paul Shane
Jon Pertwee
Jon Pertwee
Omar Sharif
Omar Sharif
Alice Faye
Alice Faye
Jeffrey Archer
Jeffrey Arche...
Hattie Jacques
Hattie Jacque...
Deryck Guyler
Deryck Guyler
Boris Karloff
Boris Karloff
Finlay Currie
Finlay Currie
Stephanie Beacham
Stephanie Bea...
Harry Andrews
Harry Andrews
Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
Glen Murphy
Glen Murphy
Patrick Macnee
Patrick Macne...
Richard Harris
Richard Harri...
Hayley Mills
Hayley Mills
Anthony Newley
Anthony Newle...
Freddie Starr
Freddie Starr
Jim Dale
Jim Dale
Bessie Love
Bessie Love
Edward Woodward
Edward Woodwa...
Sandy Powell
Sandy Powell
Roddy McDowall
Roddy McDowal...
Dudley Moore
Dudley Moore
Robert Morley
Robert Morley
Honor Blackman
Honor Blackma...
Stratford Johns
Stratford Joh...
Juliet Mills
Juliet Mills
Roy Dotrice
Roy Dotrice
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Douglas Fairb...
Diane Keen
Diane Keen
Chaim Topol
Chaim Topol
Dora Bryan
Dora Bryan
Maurice Denham
Maurice Denha...
George Sewell
George Sewell
Ruth Madoc
Ruth Madoc
Bob Monkhouse
Bob Monkhouse
Bill Owen
Bill Owen
Janet Fielding
Janet Fieldin...
Katy Manning
Katy Manning
Angela Rippon
Angela Rippon
Les Dawson
Les Dawson
Paul Daniels
Paul Daniels
Jack Douglas
Jack Douglas
Wayne Sleep
Wayne Sleep
Susan George
Susan George
Melvyn Hayes
Melvyn Hayes
Richard Todd
Richard Todd
Bill Pertwee
Bill Pertwee
Gracie Fields
Gracie Fields
Diana Dors
Diana Dors
John Schlesinger
John Schlesin...
Alan Freeman
Alan Freeman
Rodney Bewes
Rodney Bewes
Gabrielle Drake
Gabrielle Dra...
Lewis Collins
Lewis Collins
Bryan Forbes
Bryan Forbes
Alfie Bass
Alfie Bass
David Tomlinson
David Tomlins...
Lionel Jeffries
Lionel Jeffri...
Joyce Carey
Joyce Carey
A.E. Matthews
A.E. Matthews
Tony Blackburn
Tony Blackbur...
Roy Barraclough
Roy Barraclou...
Jessie Matthews
Jessie Matthe...
Anna Neagle
Anna Neagle
Norman Wisdom
Norman Wisdom
Bob Todd
Bob Todd
Sarah Sutton
Sarah Sutton
Tim Brooke-Taylor
Tim Brooke-Ta...
Janet Brown
Janet Brown
Tommy Steele
Tommy Steele
Bobby Ball
Bobby Ball
William Roache
William Roach...
Bonnie Langford
Bonnie Langfo...
Sybil Thorndike
Sybil Thorndi...
Harold French
Harold French
Patrick Cargill
Patrick Cargi...
Kiri Te Kanawa
Kiri Te Kanaw...
Max Bygraves
Max Bygraves
Michael Aspel
Michael Aspel
Pete Murray
Pete Murray
Gillian Lynne
Gillian Lynne
Jimmy Edwards
Jimmy Edwards
Kathy Staff
Kathy Staff
Harry Secombe
Harry Secombe
Johnny Briggs
Johnny Briggs
Tessie O'Shea
Tessie O'Shea
Sheila Sim
Sheila Sim
Liza Goddard
Liza Goddard
Richard Hearne
Richard Hearn...
Reg Varney
Reg Varney
Barbara Cartland
Barbara Cartl...
Nigel Kennedy
Nigel Kennedy
Gloria Hunniford
Gloria Hunnif...
John Nathan-Turner
John Nathan-T...
Himself
Trevor McDonald
Trevor McDona...
Matthew Waterhouse
Matthew Water...
Wilfred Pickles
Wilfred Pickl...
Ted Ray
Ted Ray
Carmen Silvera
Carmen Silver...
Gary Glitter
Gary Glitter
Eamonn Andrews
Eamonn Andrew...
Vidal Sassoon
Vidal Sassoon
Georg Solti
Georg Solti
Anita Harris
Anita Harris
Stirling Moss
Stirling Moss
Bernard Braden
Bernard Brade...
Bobby Charlton
Bobby Charlto...