Alan FREEMAN (1927-2006)

Alan Freeman This Is Your Life

programme details...

  • Edition No: 731
  • Subject No: 725
  • Broadcast date: Wed 14 Oct 1987
  • Broadcast time: 7.00-7.30pm
  • Recorded: Wed 7 Oct 1987
  • Venue: Teddington Studios
  • Series: 28
  • Edition: 1
  • Code name: Chart

on the guest list...

  • Michael Aspel
  • Noel Edmonds
  • Ed Stewart
  • David Hamilton
  • Simon Bates
  • Nicky Campbell
  • Tommy Vance
  • Tony Prince
  • Don Moss
  • Dave Cash
  • Johnnie Walker
  • Roger Scott
  • Richard Allinson
  • Peter Young
  • Tony Blackburn
  • Mike Read
  • Dave Lee Travis
  • Keith Fordyce
  • Ted - brother
  • Joyce – sister-in-law
  • Lynette - niece
  • Trevor - Lynette's husband
  • Louise – grandniece
  • Christopher – grandnephew
  • Beryl Jones
  • Graham Bye
  • Muriel Young
  • Tony Bateman
  • Redvers Kyle
  • Helen Shapiro
  • Craig Douglas
  • Pete Murray
  • Jimmy Savile
  • Bill Wyman
  • John Smith
  • Dr Gareth Morgan
  • Martin Crowley
  • David Crowley
  • Filmed tributes:
  • Kay Starr
  • Cliff Richard

production team...

  • Researchers: Claire Jenkinson, Tom Wettengel
  • Writer: Roy Bottomley
  • Directors: Stuart Hall, Terry Yarwood
  • Associate Producer: Brian Klein
  • Producer: Malcolm Morris
  • names above in bold indicate subjects of This Is Your Life
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Roy Bottomley This Is Your Life book

Scriptwriter Roy Bottomley recalls this edition of This Is Your Life in his book, This Is Your Life: The Story of Television's Famous Big Red Book...


Michael Aspel – though not as presenter of the Life – and Noel Edmonds were there to greet the doyen of DJs Alan 'Fluff' Freeman when he walked into Teddington Studios on 7 October 1987.


Twenty years before, said Noel Edmonds, at Radio Luxembourg, 'Fluff' had been god, his catchphrases 'Greetings, pop-picker' and 'Right, all right, stay bright' familiar to millions of listeners.


Every one of his 'disciples' turned out for him: Ed Stewart, David Hamilton, Simon Bates, Nicky Campbell, Tommy Vance, Tony Prince, Don Moss, Dave Cash, Johnnie Walker, Roger Scott, Tony Blackburn, Mike Read, Dave Lee Travis, Keith Fordyce and fellow 'veterans' Pete Murray and Jimmy Savile were there. So was Rolling Stone Bill Wyman.


Michael Aspel told Eamonn Andrews he had first met 'Fluff' at the Radio Show at Olympia thirty years before. Alan Freeman was totally unknown here and had just arrived from Australia.


He told Michael, 'I think I'll be lucky to last until Christmas.'


But he didn't say what year.

Series 28 subjects

Alan Freeman | Roy Barraclough | Georg Solti | Jimmy Cricket | Kitty Godfree | Tom McClean | Jane Rossington