Arthur Marshall

“You came out of the piano - you must be out of your mind”

Arthur Marshall April 1983

The Big Red Book website is a celebration of This Is Your Life – a national television institution.

The aim of the site is to present an accurate, online record of every UK ediition of the programme broadcast from 1955 to 2003.

The site includes numerous features and articles covering all aspects of the show’s history.

An ongoing series of exclusive interviews with subjects, as well as friends and relatives who took part in the show, creates a growing digital archive of first hand behind-the-scenes stories and recollections.

This independent website has been designed and compiled by Tony Lee - a long-time fan of the show (and not the same Tony Lee who worked as a researcher on the show in the 1970s!). The interviews have been undertaken by Tony, and by the writer and broadcaster Michael Ford.

If you have any comments, suggestions or material for consideration, we would love to hear from you:

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The Big Red Book website is an unofficial site and is in no way connected with the BBC, Thames, Fremantle Media, or any broadcaster, past or present.

Information on this site has been researched from various sources. Where available the information has been compiled from viewing the actual recordings. If you feel a discrepancy has been made in any of the data, please feel free contact us with full details of the correction.

All original text throughout the site is copyright of the Big Red Book website, its editor and contributors, unless otherwise stated, and may not be re-used in any form without permission from the site and the contributor.

All images on this site have either been captured directly from non-commercially released videotape in the possession of the authors, or have been contributed by This Is Your Life subjects, or friends or relatives of subjects.

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We believe that the site conforms to current copyright law as all material featured on it is for illustrative and review purposes. All material reproduced here is for research and educational purposes only.

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