Alvin STARDUST (1942-2014)

Alvin Stardust
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THIS IS YOUR LIFE - Alvin Stardust, rock singer and actor, was surprised by Eamonn Andrews outside Thames Television’s Euston Road Studios.


Born Bernard William Jewry, but performing first as Shane Fenton in the 1960s, he had a moderately successful career in the pre-Beatles era, hitting the UK top 40 with four singles in 1961 and 1962.


However, he became better known for singles released in the 1970s and 1980s as Alvin Stardust, including the UK singles chart-topper Jealous Mind, as well as later hits such as Pretend and I Feel Like Buddy Holly.


Alvin met his wife - the actress Liza Goddard - at the recording of Michael Aspel's This Is Your Life in May 1980 - they married in 1981.


“That's terrible!”

Screenshots of Alvin Stardust This Is Your Life

programme details...

  • Edition No: 670
  • Subject No: 664
  • Broadcast date: Wed 13 Mar 1985
  • Broadcast time: 8-8.30pm
  • Recorded: Tue 5 Mar 1985
  • Venue: Royalty Theatre
  • Series: 25
  • Edition: 19
  • Code name: Twinkle

on the guest list...

  • Liza Goddard - wife
  • Tony Blackburn
  • Alan Freeman
  • Jess Conrad
  • Frank Ifield
  • John Lodge
  • Vanity Fare
  • Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
  • The Tremeloes
  • Acker Bilk
  • Adam - son
  • Shaun – son
  • Thom – stepson
  • Mike Batt
  • Margi - mother
  • Violet - aunt
  • David – cousin
  • Jennifer - cousin
  • Stan – uncle
  • Barry – cousin
  • Ivy – aunt
  • Terry – cousin
  • Jean - cousin
  • Richard Blant
  • John Bannister
  • Peter Heather
  • Steve Pulford
  • Tony Hinchcliffe
  • Walter Bonney
  • Nell Theakstone
  • Harry Theakstone
  • Rolf Harris
  • Joe Brown
  • Jimmy Savile
  • Sophie – daughter
  • Lynsey de Paul
  • Brian Connolly
  • Jonathan King
  • Kid Jensen
  • Mike Read
  • Mud
  • The Rubettes
  • Sweet Substitute
  • Paul Layton
  • Marty Kristian
  • Showaddywaddy
  • Don Powell
  • Noddy Holder

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production team...

  • Researchers: Caroline Blackadder, Claire Jenkinson, David Mason
  • Writers: Tom Brennand, Roy Bottomley
  • Directors: Terry Yarwood, Michael D Kent
  • Producer: Malcolm Morris
names listed in bold indicate subjects of This Is Your Life
Series 25 subjects: Michael and Kevin Doheny > Patrick Macnee > Vivian Richards > Ruth Madoc > Tessie O'Shea > Fitzroy MacLean > Alice Faye > Millicent Martin > Bernard Miles > Keith Barron > Bob Geldof > Bryan Robson > Jean Anderson > Frank Carson > Russell Grant > Zandra Rhodes > Lord Harewood > Harry Andrews > Alvin Stardust > Henry John Sweeney > Paul Henry > Peter Alliss > Jim Bowen > Jack Douglas > Dan Maskell > Donald Sinden > Johnnie Johnson