Liza GODDARD (1950-)

Liza Goddard
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THIS IS YOUR LIFE - Liza Goddard, actress, was surprised by Eamonn Andrews at London’s Ambassador’s Theatre.

Although born in Staffordshire, Liza began her acting career in Australia - where her father worked as Head of Drama at the Australian Broadcasting Company – appearing in the first two series of Skippy the Bush Kangaroo.

After returning to the UK she made her first major impact on British television in 1969 with the award winning Take Three Girls and went on to star in the BBC’s detective series Bergerac.

Liza also worked extensively in theatre, as well as appearing in the television sitcoms Yes, Honestly and Pig in the Middle.

Liza met her husband - the singer Alvin Stardust - at the recording of Michael Aspel's This Is Your Life in May 1980 - they married in 1981.

“Oh – you're joking! I don't know what to say! It's very kind of you all for coming!”

Liza recalls her experience of This Is Your Life in an exclusive interview recorded in October 2016

Screenshots of Liza Goddard This Is Your Life

programme details...

  • Edition No: 638
  • Subject No: 631
  • Broadcast date: Wed 18 Jan 1984
  • Broadcast time: 8-8.30pm
  • Recorded: Sun 15 Jan 1984
  • Venue: Royalty Theatre
  • Series: 24
  • Edition: 13
  • Code name: Polish

on the guest list...

  • John Alderton
  • Richard Briers
  • Michael Denison
  • Paul Eddington
  • Frank Finlay
  • Carol Hawkins
  • Royce Mills
  • Derek Nimmo
  • Bill Pertwee
  • Leslie Phillips
  • Rosemary Anne Sisson
  • Donald Sinden
  • Alvin Stardust - husband
  • Thom – son
  • Clare - mother
  • David - father
  • Marjorie – mother-in-law
  • Ruth Denning
  • Sylvia Locke
  • Carol Sarler
  • Garry Pankhurst
  • Terence Brady
  • Charlotte Bingham
  • Angela Down
  • Susan Jameson
  • Russell Grant
  • Mary Egger
  • Phil Gardner
  • Sophie - daughter
  • pony
  • Maria - sister
  • Recorded tributes:
  • John McCallum
  • Googie Withers
  • Maureen O’Sullivan

external links...

production team...

  • Researchers: David Mason, Colin Williams
  • Writers: Tom Brennand, Roy Bottomley
  • Directors: Terry Yarwood, Michael D Kent
  • Producer: Malcolm Morris
names listed in bold indicate subjects of This Is Your Life
Series 24 subjects: John Mills > Norman Parkinson > Chaim Topol > Pat Jennings > Susannah York > Stuart Henry > George Thomas > Richard Noble > Matthew Kelly > Gloria Cameron > Geraint Evans > Matthew Lethbridge > Liza Goddard > Terry Lawless > Jim Davidson > Chris Gittins > Bob Todd > Nerys Hughes > Mike Spring > Eddie Macken > Freddie Starr > Kathy Staff > Jenny Pitman > Brian Blessed > Laddie Lucas > Danny La Rue