A Double Life
This Is Your Life A Double Life feature
Maryan Rawicz and Walter Landauer This Is Your Life MMaryan Rawicz and Walter Landauer This Is Your Life Maryan RAWICZ and Walter LANDAUER

6 March 1961

The immensely popular piano duo - best known for their arrangements of popular classics - were suprised by Eamonn at the BBC Television Theatre.

     
     
  Madge Watson and Elsie Wood This Is Your Life Madge WATSON and Elsie WOOD

30 January 1964

The two ladies, who held the distinction of being the first female superintendents appointed by the Royal National Mission of Deep Sea Fishermen, were surprised by Eamonn at the BBC Television Theatre. During the Second World War they ran the mission in Milford Haven - when it also acted as a naval hospital - caring for up to 60 seamen patients at a time.

     
     
  Beverley Sisters This Is Your Life The BEVERLEY Sisters

31 December 1969

The first trio to be featured on This Is Your Life - the singing group consisting of sisters Joy, Teddy and Babs - were surprised for a New Year's Eve edition during the first series produced by Thames Television.
Guests include entertainer Dickie Henderson, musician John Dankworth and Joy's husband, footballer Billy Wright.

     
     
  Mike and Bernie Winters This Is Your Life Mike and Bernie WINTERS

16 December 1970

The brothers - who formed a comedy double act and made their first television appearance in 1955 - were surprised by Eamonn during the programme's second series produced by Thames Television.
Among those paying tribute to the brothers are jazz saxophonist John Dankworth and manager of Manchester City FC, Joe Mercer.

     
     
The Bachelors This Is Your Life The Bachelors This Is Your Life The BACHELORS

4 January 1978

The popular Irish singing trio - made up of John Stokes and brothers Con and Dec Cluskey - whose hit songs include I Believe and Diane - were surprised by Eamonn during a photo shoot at the top of the Telecom Tower in London.
Among those paying tribute are singer Matt Monro and magicians David Berglas and David Nixon.

     
     
Cannon and Ball This Is Your Life Cannon and Ball This Is Your Life Tommy CANNON and Bobby BALL

11 November 1981

Eamonn is launched - rather unsuccessfully - from a cannon outside London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane in order to surprise the popular comedy double act.
Among those paying tribute to the duo - currently scoring high ratings with their own television show - are This Is Your Life second-timers: actresses Diana Dors and June Whitfield and comedian Charlie Drake.

     
     
Michael and Kevin Doheny This Is Your Life Michael and Kevin Doheny This Is Your Life Fathers Michael and Kevin DOHENY

7 November 1984

Eamonn announces "Forgive me father for I have conned both of you" as he surprises the brothers and priests in the audience at the Royalty Theatre - each think the other brother is to be the subject!
Among those paying tribute to their charity work are statesman Edward Kennedy, actress Glenda Jackson and humanitarian Mother Teresa.

     
     
Chas n Dave This Is Your Life Chas n Dave This Is Your Life CHAS n DAVE

31 December 1985

The pop rock duo - known for their 'rockney' pub singalongs such as Rabbit and Ain't No Pleasing You - were surprised by Eamonn - disguised in a ginger beard - while performing a gig in a London pub.
A live link with comedians Cannon and Ball provides more humour than intended when the sound fails to work!

     
     
Teddy Johnson and Pearl Carr This Is Your Life Teddy Johnson and Pearl Carr This Is Your Life Teddy JOHNSON and Pearl CARR

12 November 1986

Eamonn surprised the husband-and-wife entertainers - and old colleagues from his time on the children's television programme Crackerjack - as they arrived at Thames Television's Teddington Studios.
The couple's guests include comedians Ernie Wise and Harry Worth, singer Anne Shelton and a recorded message from comedian Bob Hope.

     
     
Cliff Michelmore and Jean Metcalfe This Is Your Life Cliff Michelmore and Jean Metcalfe This Is Your Life Cliff MICHELMORE and Jean METCALFE

31 December 1986

The husband-and-wife broadcasters - who met while presenting the wartime BBC radio programme Forces Favourites - were surprised by Eamonn at BBC Broadcasting House.
In an hour-long New Year's Eve special, the couple is reunited with guests such as singers The Beverley Sisters and Vera Lynn and musician Acker Bilk.

     
     
Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent This Is Your Life Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent This Is Your Life Tony HATCH and Jackie TRENT

13 February 1991

The song-writing couple - known as 'Mr and Mrs Music' - were surprised by Michael at the Belvedere Restaurant in London's Holland Park.
Tony is perhaps best known for his collaboration with Petula Clark, who pays tribute on the show - while other guests include entertainers Danny La Rue and Max Bygraves.

     
     
The Bee Gees This Is Your Life The Bee Gees This Is Your Life The BEE GEES

20 February 1991

Brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb - remembered as the foremost act of the late 1970s disco era - were surprised by Michael while being interviewed by disc jockey Steve Wright on his Radio 1 programme at BBC Broadcasting House.
The tribute includes recorded messages from Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand and Michael Jackson.

     
     
The Roux brothers This Is Your Life The Roux brothers This Is Your Life Albert and Michel ROUX

13 January 1993

The French-born brothers, restaurateurs and chefs working in Britain, were surprised by Michael at London's Langhan Brasserie - at a party to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the opening of their first London restaurant.
The guest list includes Jane Asher, Keith Floyd and Egon Ronay.

     
     
Little and Large This Is Your Life Little and Large This Is Your Life Syd LITTLE and Eddie LARGE

12 January 1994

Michael donned wellies to surprise the comedy duo at the close of their slightly wet routine at Blackpool's Winter Gardens.
Many names from the world of entertainment and sport pay tribute, including comedians Frank Carson and Jim Davidson, boxer Frank Bruno and footballer Kevin Keegan.

     
     
Michael Denison and Dulcie Gray This Is Your Life Michael Denison and Dulcie Gray This Is Your Life Michael DENISON and Dulcie GRAY

19 April 1995

The well-respected acting couple - both previous subjects - were surprised by Michael at a reunion party for the BBC television series Howard's Way, on board the Sir Thomas More boat at Teddington Lock.
A star-studded guest list includes Sir John Gielgud, Sir John Mills and Lady Mills, while Michael Aspel reads out a letter from the Queen Mother.

     
     
Bob and Dolores Hope This Is Your Life Bob and Dolores Hope This Is Your Life Bob and Dolores HOPE

27 December 1995

The British born entertainer was treated to a second tribute - this time a joint one with his wife, when Michael surprised the couple at Hollywood's CBS studios. The show - an extended edition broadcast over Christmas, includes tributes from actress Jane Russell, former US President Gerald Ford, impresario Lord Grade and comedian Bob Monkhouse.

     
     
Richard Maddeley and Judy Finnigan This Is Your Life Richard Maddeley and Judy Finnigan This Is Your Life Richard MADELEY and Judy FINNIGAN

6 January 1997

The couple - who met each other while working at Granada Television in 1982 - were surprised by Michael 'live on air' while presenting their popular daytime television programme, This Morning.
The couple's tribute includes messages from Barbara Windsor, William Roache, Matthew Kelly and Frank Carson.

     
     
Ray and Trevor Powles This Is Your Life Ray and Trevor Powles This Is Your Life Ray and Trevor POWLES

20 February 2002

The twin brothers - both professors of medicine and cancer specialists who qualified as doctors in 1964 - were surprised by Michael at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton, Surrey.
The programme includes tributes from medical colleagues and former patients, as well as from the pop group Westlife and singer Dame Vera Lynn.