Stanley BISHOP MBE

Stanley Bishop
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THIS IS YOUR LIFE - Stanley Bishop, Fleet Street crime reporter, was surprised by Eamonn Andrews outside the BBC Television Theatre.


The production team had created a 'mock' robbery at the BBC to entice the reporter to the 'scene of the crime'.


Stanley worked for 5 national newspapers over a 56 year career, and was regarded as Britain's No 1 crime reporter.


“How much have they got?”

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programme details...

  • Edition No: 114
  • Subject No: 114
  • Broadcast live: Mon 14 Dec 1959
  • Broadcast time: 7.30-8.05pm
  • Venue: BBC Television Theatre
  • Series: 5
  • Edition: 16

on the guest list...

  • Lord Morrison of Lambeth
  • Harold Godin
  • Jack Capstick
  • Col Cuthbert Buckle
  • Sir Ronald Howe
  • Jack Frost
  • Bill Tovey
  • Hon Maynard Greville
  • Freddy Gillman
  • Rex North
  • Filmed tributes:
  • Norman Cursley
  • Harry Harper

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production team...

  • Researcher: Ken Smith
  • Writer: Ken Smith
  • Producer: T Leslie Jackson
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