Clive MANTLE (1957-)

Clive Mantle This Is Your Life

programme details...

  • Edition No: 928
  • Subject No: 905
  • Broadcast date: Wed 25 Oct 1995
  • Broadcast time: 7.00-7.30pm
  • Recorded: Thu 28 Sep 1995
  • Repeated: Thu 26 Oct 1995 2.35pm
  • Venue: Teddington Studios
  • Series: 36
  • Edition: 8
  • Code name: Shelf

on the guest list...

  • Zoe - wife
  • cast members of Casualty
  • Patrick Robinson
  • Ian Bleasdale
  • Pat - mother
  • Richard - brother
  • Keith - brother
  • Michael Praed
  • Ray Winstone
  • Judi Trott
  • Phil Rose
  • Nikolas Grace
  • Dr George Guest
  • Geoff Coles
  • Peter Osgood
  • Ian Hutchinson
  • Ronnie Harris
  • Peter Bonetti
  • Derek Fowlds
  • Richard Hope
  • Rob Hyland
  • Simon Dutton
  • Kate Buffery
  • Daniel Parker
  • Damian D'Oliveira
  • Neal Radford
  • Steve Rhodes
  • Richard Illingworth
  • Lou Hirsch
  • Daniel Peacock
  • David Patrick
  • Filmed tribute:
  • Gary Olsen

production team...

  • Researcher: Ian Brown
  • Writer: Ian Brown
  • Director: Brian Klein
  • Associate Producer: John Graham
  • Executive Producer: Peter Estall
  • Producer: Malcolm Morris
  • names above in bold indicate subjects of This Is Your Life
related pages...

An Actor's Life For Me

spotlight on the stars

The Night of 1000 Lives

a celebration of a thousand editions

Patrick Robinson


Clive Mantle recalls his experience of This Is Your Life in an exclusive interview recorded in June 2023

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Screenshots of Clive Mantle This Is Your Life

Absolute Music Chat website 22 June 2019

In Conversation with Clive Mantle

An extract from an interview with Paula Courtney

PC: I saw a clip from This Is Your Life: was it a complete surprise that they chose you to be featured? That programme was massive back in the day.

CM: Vast. By that time I was lucky enough to be in Casualty and that was all obviously going pretty well for me. I loved doing it, it was a wonderful job, it was so lovely to play someone so constructive, it was fantastic and very nice people again, a lot of laughs and a lot of very good work. This Is Your Life came completely out of the blue. I think I'd been working for 21 straight days because of the schedule and I was sort of near the end of my tether... I had this day off and I thought, 'Thank goodness, I can do some ordinary things and breathe again,' and this phone call came to say, 'You have to come in. They've messed up the filming from yesterday,' or whatever, 'You've got to come in and film that one scene again.' I went a bit grand on the phone, 'Do you realise I haven't had a day off..?'

PC: This is bloody ridiculous!

CM: So I got a bit grand, and I knew there was an equity rule that if you worked 21 straight days you got some sort of penalty payment, so I quoted this to the very nice caller (I can't remember who it was now) and they went, 'Oh well Clive we will look into that but we really need you to be here.' So I turn up to re-film the scene we'd done the day before and we were rehearsing, and instead of the actor who was meant to be standing there with me... of course when we went for a take and I burst in... there was Michael Aspel! It was brilliantly conceived and brilliantly carried off and I'm very glad I didn't get my day off. It was lovely but it was a long, long time ago.

Series 36 subjects

Rolf Harris | Lisa Clayton | Pam St Clement | Allan Norman | Alicia Markova | Tony Warren | Johnny Cooper | Clive Mantle
Charlie Drake | Stan Boardman | Frank Skinner | Desmond Llewelyn | Brian Conley | David Kennett | David Essex | David Croft
Bob and Dolores Hope | John Virgo | Rula Lenska | Gavin Hastings | John Peel | Ann Rachlin | Michael Buerk | Chili Bouchier
Benny Green | Sue Barker | Petula Clark