Welcome to the Big Red Book - a website dedicated to This Is Your Life

Recent additions...

Four exclusive new interviews:


Beryl GreyBeryl Grey – the former ballerina recalls her 1974 tribute




Anna Meadmore, curator of the Royal Ballet's White Lodge Museum recalls her memories of ballet dancer Anton Dolin's 1978 tribute; and remembers the founder of The Royal Ballet, Dame Ninette de Valois


Elisabeth WelchElisabeth Welch – writer Stephen Bourne recalls the actress and singer



Also - impressionist Mike Yarwood, politician Jack Ashley and broadcaster Richard Whiteley


And THREE more new features…


That's Entertainment, It's a Funny Old Life and The Good Life

THIS IS YOUR LIFE...


Eamonn Andrews... a simple premise for a TV show. A surprise encounter and an unexpected reunion. The host reveals the life story of the unsuspecting ‘subject’ with the help of a Big Red Book and a gathering of family and friends.


That formula became one of the most popular TV programmes on British television ever, running almost 50 years, producing over 1000 editions, and, in the process, becoming a British institution.


At the peak of its popularity, in the 1970s and 80s, millions of TV viewers Michael Aspelregularly tuned in every Wednesday at 7pm with excited anticipation of whose name would be embossed on that week’s Big Red Book...


This website is a celebration of the show and the lives it honoured. Open the Big Red Book to reveal a record of every UK edition from 1955-2003 and learn about the series, the subjects and the sets as we turn back the pages of one of the best loved television treasures of all time.


So, as the man said ...


“if you look at that screen over there...”