Dr Robert FAWCUS

Robert Fawcus
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THIS IS YOUR LIFE - Dr Robert Fawcus, a GP based in Chard Somerset, was surprised by Eamonn Andrews at the Dillington House Theatre, Ilminster.


Dr Fawcus joined the ‘Fore Street Practice’ in Chard in 1919 and devoted the rest of his life to serving the town. He was a founding member of the town’s branch of the Toc H charity.


This edition replaced the planned tribute to Danny Blanchflower, which was cancelled after the footballer refused to take part.

Photographs of Robert Fawcus This Is Your Life

programme details...

  • Edition No: 150
  • Subject No: 150
  • Broadcast date: Mon 6 Feb 1961
  • Broadcast time: 7.30-8pm
  • Recorded: Fri 13 Jan 1961
  • Venue: Dillington House, Ilminster
  • Series: 6
  • Edition: 21

on the guest list...

  • Cecil Hodges
  • Florence Bowditch
  • Annie Gage
  • Helen Fawcus
  • Edith Wilkins
  • Elizabeth Wilkins
  • Fred Berry
  • Alan Gawler
  • Maud Powne
  • Julian Hill
  • Sidney Hawker
  • James McKee
  • Leonard Chick

production team...

  • Writer: Ronald Vivian
  • Director: Michael Goodwin
  • Producer: T Leslie Jackson
Series 6 subjects: Leonard Cheshire > George Bennett > David Sheppard > Sybil Thorndike > Clarence Wolfe > Charles Coward > T E B Clarke > Helene Jeanty-Raven > Cyril Smith > Victor de Spiganovicz > Bill Hartley > Ellen Martha Field > Anthony Deane-Drummond > John Mills > Richard Bancroft > Freddie Mills > William Simpson > Alan Herbert > Madame Vacani > Elizabeth Ambridge > Robert Fawcus > Flora Robson > Edward Chad Varah > James Zarb > Maryan Rawicz and Walter Landauer > James Chipperfield > Anthony Kimmins > Thomas Cosmo Jones > Jessie Matthews > Helen Wilson > Charlie Chester > Brunel Cohen > Godfrey Winn > Billy Wright