Vera LYNN (1917-)

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THIS IS YOUR LIFE - Vera Lynn, enormously popular singer during World War II, known as ‘The Forces’ Sweetheart’, was surprised by Eamonn Andrews at the BBC Television Theatre.

Vera was honoured by This Is Your Life a second time in 1979.

Vera Lynn recalls her experience of This Is Your Life in an exclusive interview recorded in October 2009

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Photographs of Vera Lynn This Is Your Life

programme details...

  • Edition No: 37
  • Subject No: 37
  • Broadcast live: Mon 14 Oct 1957
  • Broadcast time: 7.30-8pm
  • Venue: BBC Television Theatre
  • Series: 3
  • Edition: 3

on the guest list...

  • Ernie Chadwick
  • Pat Barry
  • Mrs Grace Harris
  • Mrs Welch
  • Howard Baker
  • Joe Loss
  • Joe Brannelly
  • Bert Ambrose
  • Harry Lewis
  • Ex Flight Sergeant William Crocker
  • Virginia Lewis
  • Gunner Fred Thomas
  • Filmed tribute:
  • Charlie Kunz

external links...

production team...

  • Researchers: Nigel Ward, George Bruce, Michael Friend
  • Writer: Peter Moore
  • Producer: T Leslie Jackson
names listed in bold indicate subjects of This Is Your Life
Series 3 subjects: Albert Whelan > Colin Hodgkinson > Vera Lynn > Arthur Christiansen > John Logie Baird > Richard Carr-Gomm > Jack Train > Edith Muriel Powell > Anne Brusselmans > Norman Wisdom > Victor Silvester > Jack Petersen > Lucy Jane Dobson > David Bell > Matt Busby > Minnie Barnard > Gordon Steele > Louie Ramsay > Tubby Clayton > Daniel Angel > Anna Neagle > 'Dapper' Channon > Frederick Stone > Paul Field > Noel Purcell > Barbara Cartland > Harry Secombe > Archie Rowe > Humphrey Lyttelton > Francis Cammaerts > A E Matthews