Richard HEARNE (1908-79)

Richard Hearne
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This Is Your Life

The 200th edition is marked with comments from past subjects

THIS IS YOUR LIFE - Richard Hearne, actor, comedian, producer and writer, famous for his stage and television character Mr Pastry, was surprised by Eamonn Andrews backstage at the BBC Television Theatre.


“You rotten lot!”

Photographs of Richard Hearne This Is Your Life (click images to enlarge)



“great thrill and honour”

programme details...

  • Edition No: 107
  • Subject No: 107
  • Broadcast live: Mon 26 Oct 1959
  • Broadcast time: 7.30-8.05pm
  • Venue: BBC Television Theatre
  • Series: 5
  • Edition: 9

on the guest list...

  • Gene Ginnett
  • Babs Zola
  • Philip Garrood
  • Sidney Higgins
  • Ella Retford
  • Jack Hill
  • Stanley French
  • Benita Lydal
  • Yvonne - wife
  • Sarah & Cetra - daughters
  • Betty Heritage
  • Filmed tributes:
  • Fay Compton
  • Mr & Mrs Govan Cox
  • Maureen Allen

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production team...

  • Researcher: Nickola Sterne
  • Writer: Nickola Sterne
  • Producer: T Leslie Jackson
names listed in bold indicate subjects of This Is Your Life
Series 5 subjects: Evelyn Laye > Donald Caskie > Eva Turner > Billy Butlin > Jim Slater > Edmund Arbuthnott > Louis Langford > O P Jones > Richard Hearne > Francoise Rigby > John Barclay > Thomas Drake > William Merrilees > John Lord > Russ Conway > Stanley Bishop > Leonard Stanmore > Arthur Askey > Robert Oldfield > Alicia Markova > Frederic Morena > Hilda Rowcliffe > Thomas Salmon > Harry Welchman > Harry Webb > Nat Gonella > David Barclay > Richard Todd > Thomas Bodkin > Gracie Fields > Michael Ansell