These Shows Live On: Why?
29 December 1956
Picturegoer: This Is Your Life article
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THE BBC's "What's My Line?" mimes itself through a tired, graceless pattern, from which the sparkle and novelty have gone.

This Is Your Life (also BBC) shocked viewers by its audacity and originality when it first bared the soul of tireless host Eamonn Andrews.

NOW it frightens or bores - as its victims either fail to be impressed or are impressed to embarrassing point.

Picture - Eamonn Andrews found himself the object of This Is Your Life when it was still original. Now it proves either boring or frightening.