Chay BLYTH CBE (1940-)

Chay Blyth This Is Your Life

programme details...

  • Edition No: 391
  • Subject No: 391
  • Broadcast date: Wed 27 Nov 1974
  • Broadcast time: 7.00-7.30pm
  • Recorded: Wed 23 Oct 1974
  • Venue: unknown
  • Series: 15
  • Edition: 4
  • Code name: Loner

on the guest list...

  • Alec Rose
  • Please note: this is an incomplete list

production team...

  • Researcher: unknown
  • Writer: unknown
  • Director: unknown
  • Producer: Jack Crawshaw
  • names above in bold indicate subjects of This Is Your Life
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Chay Blyth CBE, the former paratroop sergeant who found fame battling with the sea, was moored at Westminster Pier on 23 October 1974 when Eamonn Andrews popped aboard.

The Scot, from Hawick, was by then one of the world's most daring adventurers, having sailed the oceans of the world through gale and hurricane. With Captain John Ridgway he had rowed three thousand miles across the Atlantic, then made maritime history by sailing single-handed around the world against the oncoming winds in a boat less than sixty feet long.

Sir Alec Rose sailed single-handed around the world from the opposite direction. He told viewers that what Chay did was 'like riding a bike up Snowdon'. What he achieved in sailing terms was simply incredible.

Series 15 subjects

Jack Ashley | John Conteh | Jack Howarth | Chay Blyth | Bill Maynard | Richard O'Sullivan | Dick Francis | Arthur Askey
Jean Kent | Geoff Love | Ray Cooney | Queenie Watts | Harry Johnson | Leonard Rossiter | John Hanson | Denis Law
Ted Ray | Peter Butterworth | Nina Baden-Semper | Dickie Davies | Moira Anderson | Precious McKenzie | Mollie Sugden
Michael Bates | Willie John McBride | Petula Clark | Garfield Sobers