Dame Vera LYNN DBE (1917-)

Vera Lynn

Dame Vera Lynn at home in October 2009

related pages...

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Lord Mountbatten


Interviews

THIS IS YOUR LIFE - Vera Lynn, enormously popular singer during World War II, known as ‘The Forces’ Sweetheart’, was surprised for a second time by Eamonn Andrews, at the Cafe Royal, London.


Vera was previously honoured by This Is Your Life in 1957.


“It really is a case of We’ll Meet Again!”

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

Screenshots of Dame Vera Lynn This Is Your Life (click images to enlarge)

programme details...

  • Edition No: 505
  • Subject No: second timer
  • Broadcast date: Mon 1 Jan 1979
  • Broadcast time: 7-7.30pm
  • Recorded: Wed 20 Dec 1978
  • Venue: New London Theatre
  • Series: 19
  • Edition: 11
  • Code Name: Harry

on the guest list...

  • Nigel Lythgoe
  • Young Generation
  • Dorian Harris
  • Henk van Lamb
  • Frank Bell
  • Holman Gregory
  • Joe Loss
  • Howard Baker
  • Florence Desmond
  • Howard Thomas
  • Jimmy Edwards
  • Countess of Westmorland
  • David Jacobs
  • Marcel Stellman
  • Harold Wilson
  • Filmed tributes:
  • Johnny Mathis
  • Lord Mountbatten

external links...

production team...

  • Researcher: Tony Lee
  • Writers: Tom Brennand, Roy Bottomley
  • Directors: Royston Mayoh, Terry Yarwood
  • Producer: Jack Crawshaw
names listed in bold indicate subjects of This Is Your Life
Series 19 subjects: Alice Goldberger > Michael Parkinson > Mary O'Hara > Barbara Kelly > Terry Scott > Jimmy Shand > Eric Newby > Patricia Neal > David Bellamy > Muhammad Ali > Vera Lynn > Naomi James > Leslie Thomas > James Galway > Elaine Paige > Lord Lovat > Kevin Keegan > Stephane Grappelli > Robert Powell > Shirley Crabtree > Peter Barkworth > Robert Law > Dinah Sheridan > JPR Williams > Joyce Pearce > Ian Ogilvy > Margaret Kelly