Brigit FORSYTH (1940-)

Brigit Forsyth
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Interviews

THIS IS YOUR LIFE - Brigit Forsyth, actress, was surprised by Michael Aspel at BBC Broadcasting House in London.


Brigit initially trained as a secretary before studying drama at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where she won the Emile Littler Award. She worked extensively in theatre before gaining work in small roles on television from the late 1960s.


Her big break came when she was cast as Thelma in the highly successful BBC sitcom, Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? which ran for two series between 1973-74. Brigit appeared in many other notable television series, including the BBC sitcom Sharon and Elsie, ITV’s medical soap opera The Practice and the BBC drama Playing the Field.


“What about my cello?”

Brigit Forsyth recalls her experience of This Is Your Life in an exclusive interview recorded in July 2010

Screenshots of Brigit Forsyth This Is Your Life - and Brigit at the BBC's Manchester studios in July 2010

programme details...

  • Edition No: 1101
  • Subject No: 1077
  • Broadcast date: Wed 24 Apr 2002
  • Broadcast time: 7.30-8pm
  • Recorded: Tues 2 Apr 2002
  • Venue: Teddington Studios
  • Series: 42
  • Edition: 22
  • Code Name: Cello

on the guest list...

  • Jacquetta May
  • Lee Warburton
  • Sue Jenkins
  • David Fleeshman
  • Malcolm Hebden
  • Julie Hesmondhalgh
  • Ian Kershaw
  • Malcolm - brother
  • Chris - brother
  • Reggie - sister
  • Ben - son
  • Zoe - daughter
  • Melanie Hill
  • Lorraine Ashbourne
  • Kelli Hollis
  • Olivia Caffrey
  • Chris Walker
  • Ralph Ineson
  • Tim Dantay
  • Stephanie Cole
  • Brian Mills
  • Kim Hartman
  • Tony Booth
  • Stephanie Booth
  • Patricia Cleveland-Peck
  • James Ellis
  • Elizabeth Spriggs
  • Filmed tributes:
  • Ricky Tomlinson
  • William Roache
  • Mrs Connell - mother
  • Annie Raitt
  • Margie Di Rollo
  • Dick Clement
  • Ian La Frenais
  • Tim Brooke-Taylor
  • Paula Tilbrook

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production team...

  • Researcher: Kate Greer
  • Writer: Ian Brown
  • Director: John Gorman
  • Associate Producer: Helen Gordon-Smith
  • Series Producer: Jack Crawshaw
  • Producer: Sue Green
  • Executive Producer: John Longley
names listed in bold indicate subjects of This Is Your Life
Series 42: Michael Winner > Shaun Williamson > Paddy Ashdown > Tim Smit > Babs Powell > Saeed Jaffrey > Paul Young > Julian Clary > Jonah Lomu > Rosemary Conley > Ian Woosnam > Bill Oddie > Fern Britton > Nick Ross > Ray and Trevor Powles > Stephanie Cook > Ian Lavender > Jenny Seagrove > Anita Dobson > Henry Sandon > Linda Barker > Brigit Forsyth > Christina Noble > Claire Sweeney > Lloyd Scott > Julian Fellowes