Harry SECOMBE (1921-2001)

Harry Secombe
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THIS IS YOUR LIFE - Harry Secombe, entertainer, was surprised by Eamonn Andrews outside the BBC Television Theatre.


With a talent for comedy and a noted fine tenor singing voice, Harry was one of Britain’s best loved entertainers. He was best known as a member of BBC radio’s The Goon Show, along with Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers.


Harry was honoured by This Is Your Life a second time in 1990.

Screenshots of Harry Secombe This Is Your Life (click images to enlarge)

programme details...

  • Edition No: 61
  • Subject No: 61
  • Broadcast live: Mon 31 Mar 1958
  • Broadcast time: 8.45-9.15pm
  • Venue: BBC Television Theatre
  • Series: 3
  • Edition: 27

on the guest list...

  • Peter Haigh
  • Eric Sykes
  • Mr & Mrs Frederick Secombe - parents
  • Rev Frederick Secombe Jnr - brother
  • Carol Williams - sister
  • Percy Roberts
  • Bill Layman
  • Johnny Owens
  • Mr & Mrs Ken Harling
  • Len Lightowler
  • Myra - wife
  • Jimmy Grafton
  • Mai Jones
  • Katherine Greville-Bayliss (Katie Boyle)
  • Kathleen Savage
  • Spike Milligan
  • Peter Sellers
  • Ray Ellington
  • Filmed tribute:
  • Adele Leigh

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production team...

  • Researcher: Michael Williams
  • Writer: Ken Smith
  • Producer: T Leslie Jackson
names listed in bold indicate subjects of This Is Your Life
Series 3 subjects: Albert Whelan > Colin Hodgkinson > Vera Lynn > Arthur Christiansen > John Logie Baird > Richard Carr-Gomm > Jack Train > Edith Muriel Powell > Anne Brusselmans > Norman Wisdom > Victor Silvester > Jack Petersen > Lucy Jane Dobson > David Bell > Matt Busby > Minnie Barnard > Gordon Steele > Louie Ramsay > Tubby Clayton > Daniel Angel > Anna Neagle > 'Dapper' Channon > Frederick Stone > Paul Field > Noel Purcell > Barbara Cartland > Harry Secombe > Archie Rowe > Humphrey Lyttelton > Francis Cammaerts > A E Matthews