Acker BILK (Bernard Stanley BILK) (1929-)

Acker Bilk

Acker Bilk at home in January 2010

related pages...

All that Jazz

A look at those subjects associated with jazz


Interviews

THIS IS YOUR LIFE - Acker Bilk, clarinetist and jazz musician, who had a huge hit with a recording of his own composition Stranger on the Shore, was surprised by Eamonn Andrews at a newly built centre for handicapped youngsters in Slough.

Acker Bilk recalls his experience of This Is Your Life in an exclusive interview recorded in January 2010

Photographs of Acker Bilk This Is Your Life (click images to enlarge)

programme details...

  • Edition No: 192
  • Subject No: 193
  • Broadcast live: Mon 16 Apr 1962
  • Broadcast time: 8-8.30pm
  • Venue: BBC Television Theatre
  • Series: 7
  • Edition: 29

on the guest list...

  • George Lewis
  • Ella Harris
  • Holy Baber
  • Zank Sawyer
  • Sergeant Chisholm
  • Gordon Hazel
  • George ‘Curly’ Ireland
  • Jean - wife
  • Chew Valley Band
  • Carl Lyrrman
  • Stanley Unwin
  • Peter - son
  • Nora Ellerker
  • Dave - brother
  • Lilian - mother
  • Filmed tribute:
  • Colston Mortimer

production team...

  • Researchers: Alfred Draper, John Ralph
  • Writer: Alfred Draper
  • Story editor: John Sandilands
  • Director: Yvonne Littlewood
  • Producer: T Leslie Jackson
names listed in bold indicate subjects of This Is Your Life
Series 7 subjects: Max Bygraves > Mario Borrelli > Alastair Pearson > Brian Rix > Derek Dooley > Elizabeth Twistington Higgins > Sandy MacPherson > Ronald Menday > Harry Day > Peter Finch > Charlie Drake > Timothy Cain > Isabella Woodford > David Park > Sefton Delmer > Coco the Clown > Jenny Gleed > Arthur E Davies > Tom Evans > David Pelham James > Kenneth Horne > Marie Rambert > David Butler > Glen Moody > Kenneth Cooke > Tom Breaks > Dora Bryan > Bob Oatway > Acker Bilk > Hester Meakin > Joe Filliston > Ellaline Terriss