Bernard BRADEN (1916-1993)

Bernard Braden
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THIS IS YOUR LIFE - Bernard Braden, Canadian-born actor and broadcaster, was surprised by Michael Aspel outside London’s Aldwych Theatre.

Bernard found fame on BBC radio with shows such as Breakfast with Braden, before moving into television where he originated the consumer affairs programme in the 1960s with On the Braden Beat and Braden’s Week.

“Thank you very much!”

Kelly Braden recalls her parents and their experience of This Is Your Life in an exclusive interview recorded in March 2012

Screenshots of Bernard Braden This Is Your Life (click images to enlarge)

programme details...

  • Edition No: 797
  • Subject No: 784
  • Broadcast date: Wed 16 Jan 1991
  • Recording date: Wed 28 Nov 1990
  • Broadcast time: 7.00-7.30pm
  • Venue: Teddington Studios
  • Series: 31
  • Edition: 13

on the guest list...

  • Barbara Kelly
  • Alfred Marks
  • Spike Milligan
  • Denis Norden
  • Frank Muir
  • Pearl Carr
  • Benny Lee
  • Nat Temple
  • Ronald Fletcher
  • Miriam Karlin
  • Kelly - daughter
  • Chris – son
  • Anthony Valentine
  • Betsy Blair
  • Kim – daughter
  • Matthew & Jemima - grandchildren
  • Filmed tributes:
  • William Shatner
  • Norman Jewison
  • Gerald Harper

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production team...

  • Researchers: Elizabeth Ross, Tom Wettengel
  • Writer: Roy Bottomley
  • Directors: Brian Klein, Terry Yarwood
  • Associate Producer: John Graham
  • Producer: Malcolm Morris
names listed in bold indicate subjects of This Is Your Life
Series 31 subjects: Lord Brabourne > Graham Gooch > Norman Barrett > Richard Harris > Tracy Edwards > Stephen Hendry > Robert Pountney > Jimmy Savile > Evelyn Laye > Ernie Wise > Kenneth Mckellar > Tom Gleave > Bernard Braden > Barry Foster > Carmen Silvera > Arthur Hailey > Tony Hatch & Jackie Trent > The Bee Gees > John Woodhouse > Evelyn Glennie > David Tomlinson > Dave Willetts > Harry Carpenter > Lionel Bart > Stan Richards > Lonnie Donegan