Jimmy CRICKET (1943-)

Jimmy Cricket

Jimmy Cricket at home in March 2010

related pages...

It’s a Funny Old Life

It's all about the comedy


The day we lost The Big Red Book

Further secrets revealed by producer Malcolm Morris


Interviews

THIS IS YOUR LIFE - Jimmy Cricket, Northern Irish comedian famous for his trademark hat and wellies, was surprised by Eamonn Andrews on a central London building site.


Jimmy’s show was almost jeopardised by a one-in-a-million chance meeting the day before the surprise.


The show was broadcast on the eve of Eamonn’s death, and was, therefore, the last This Is Your Life that Eamonn saw.

Jimmy Cricket recalls his experience of This Is Your Life in an exclusive interview recorded in March 2010

Screenshots of Jimmy Cricket This Is Your Life (click images to enlarge)

programme details...

  • Edition No: 734
  • Subject No: 728
  • Broadcast date: Wed 4 Nov 1987
  • Broadcast time: 7-7.30pm
  • Recorded: Tues 29 Sep 1987
  • Venue: Teddington Studios
  • Series: 28
  • Edition: 4
  • Code Name: Stump

on the guest list...

  • Jim Bowen
  • Bob Todd
  • Nicholas Smith
  • Mick Miller
  • Albert & Carl Sutcliffe
  • May - wife
  • Dale, Frank Jamie & Katie - children
  • Bill Martin
  • John & Frances - brother & wife
  • Brendan & Peter - nephews
  • Brian & Gabrielle - brother & wife
  • Brian Jnr & Angela - nephew & niece
  • Kieran & Mary - brother & wife
  • Paul - nephew
  • Mary - sister
  • Geraldine, Frances & Ed Core
  • Fergus Woods
  • Brendan O’Gorman
  • Ed Smith
  • Liam McCann
  • Denny O’Hagan
  • Peter Nicoll
  • Chas Elliott
  • Margaret - sister-in-law
  • Roy Hudd
  • Evelyn - sister-in-law
  • Filmed tributes:
  • Mrs Core
  • Dennis Taylor
  • Brendan Taylor

external links...

production team...

  • Researchers: Caroline Blackadder, Sue Green
  • Writer: Roy Bottomley
  • Directors: Stuart Hall, Terry Yarwood
  • Producer: Malcolm Morris
  • Associate Producer: Brian Klein
names listed in bold indicate subjects of This Is Your Life
Series 28 subjects: Alan Freeman > Roy Barraclough > Georg Solti > Jimmy Cricket > Kitty Godfree > Tom McClean > Jane Rossington