John MCARDLE (1949-)

John McArdle
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THIS IS YOUR LIFE - John McArdle, actor, was surprised by Michael Aspel on the set of the television drama, Mersey Beat


John, who is best remembered for playing Billy Corkhill in the Channel Four soap-opera Brookside, has appeared in many television dramas, as well as being an accomplished stage actor.


“Am I dreaming?”

John McArdle recalls his experience of This Is Your Life in an exclusive interview recorded in May 2012

Screenshots of John McArdle This Is Your Life (click images to enlarge)

programme details...

  • Edition No: 1110
  • Subject No: 1086
  • Broadcast date: Thu 30 Jan 2003
  • Recording date: Mon 2 Dec 2002
  • Broadcast time: 7.00-7.30pm
  • Venue: Granada Studios
  • Series: 43
  • Edition: 5

on the guest list...

  • Edie - mother
  • Sharon, Colleen & Trisha - sisters
  • Rory & Terry - brothers
  • Kathy Jamieson - wife
  • Justin, Katie & Joseph - children
  • Chris Walker
  • Joanna Taylor
  • Josie D’Arby
  • David Hargreaves
  • Eileen O’Brien
  • Paul Bown
  • Julia Haworth
  • Bernard Merrick
  • Bridget Fry
  • Sean Arnold
  • Simon Merrells
  • Haydn Gwynne
  • Leslie Ash
  • Tony Booth
  • Laurence Yates
  • Kate Williams
  • Seamus O’Neill
  • Michael Starke
  • Dean Sullivan
  • Noreen Kershaw
  • Jason Hope
  • Kay Mellor
  • Phil Atkinson
  • Helen & Ian Harris
  • Sue Johnston
  • Martin Banks

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production team...

  • Researchers: Kate Greer, Deborah Cowan
  • Writer: Ian Brown
  • Director: John Gorman
  • Associate Producer: Helen Gordon-Smith
  • Producer: Sue Green
  • Series Producer: Jack Crawshaw
names listed in bold indicate subjects of This Is Your Life
Series 43 subjects: David Dickinson > Mo Mowlam > Gillian Taylforth > Mike Rutherford > John McArdle > Elmer Bernstein > Charles Collingwood > Jonathan Davies > Elizabeth Pescops > George Best > Lisa Maxwell > Roger Cook > Bob Monkhouse > Nicholas Winton > Anthony Andrews > Alex Norton > John Bardon > Simon Cowell > Alec Stewart > Vic Armstrong > Chris Bonington > John Middleton > Bob Harris > Gyles Brandreth > Aled Jones