Frank THORNTON (1921-2013)

Frank Thornton

Frank Thornton at home in October 2009

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Interviews

THIS IS YOUR LIFE - Frank Thornton, comedy actor best known for playing Captain Peacock in Are You Being Served? and Truly in Last of the Summer Wine, was surprised by Michael Aspel at Pinewood Studios.


“Somebody’s betrayed me”

Frank Thornton recalls his experience of This Is Your Life in an exclusive interview recorded in October 2009

Screenshots of Frank Thornton This Is Your Life (click images to enlarge)

programme details...

  • Edition No: 1006
  • Subject No: 981
  • Broadcast date: Mon 19 Oct 1998
  • Broadcast time: 7-7.30pm
  • Recorded: Sun 11 Oct 1998
  • Venue: Teddington Studios
  • Series: 39
  • Edition: 7
  • Code Name: Bird

on the guest list...

  • Beryl - wife
  • Dulcie Gray
  • Bill Owen
  • Peter Sallis
  • Kathy Staff
  • Jane Freeman
  • Jean Ferguson
  • Alan Bell
  • Roy Clarke
  • John & Joan Ball
  • Peter Hull
  • Margaret Wolfit
  • Richard Lyndhurst
  • Esther Rogers
  • Iris Russell
  • Peter Jones
  • Johnny Ladd
  • Jean Barber
  • Clementina Bentine
  • Richard Bentine
  • Madeleine Smith
  • Ursula Smith
  • Hugh Lloyd
  • Derek Nimmo
  • Mollie Sugden
  • Wendy Richard
  • John Inman
  • David Shepherd
  • Donald Sinden
  • Filmed tributes:
  • Julian Clary
  • June Whitfield
  • Danny La Rue
  • Trevor Bannister

production team...

  • Researcher: Emma Dooley
  • Writer: Ian Brown
  • Directors: John Gorman, Steve Docherty
  • Series Producer: Jack Crawshaw
  • Producer: Sue Green
  • Executive Producer: John Longley
names listed in bold indicate subjects of This Is Your Life
Series 39 subjects: Charles Stewart > Carol Smillie > Roy Walker > Sharron Davies > Christopher Chittell > Barbara Dickson > Frank Thornton > Phillip Schofield > Alastair Stewart > Bob Wilson > Frankie Dettori > Elizabeth Spriggs > Rick Wakeman > Sue Johnston > Bill Deedes > Sylvia Young > Anne Kirkbride > Christopher Biggins > Damon Hill > George Layton > Floella Benjamin > Bill Pertwee > Mark Cook > Gary Mabbutt > Suzi Quatro > Ian Bannen