Freddie MILLS (1919-1965)

Freddie Mills This Is Your Life
  • As a close friend of Eamonn Andrews, Freddie played an important part in the first edition of This Is Your Life on British television

programme details...

  • Edition No: 145
  • Subject No: 145
  • Broadcast date: Mon 2 Jan 1961
  • Broadcast time: 7.30-8.00pm
  • Recorded: Mon 17 Oct 1960 9.00pm
  • Venue: BBC Television Theatre
  • Series: 6
  • Edition: 16

on the guest list...

  • Miss B Blissett
  • Jack Turner
  • Lottie - mother
  • Charlie - brother
  • Gipsy Daniels
  • Bob Turner
  • Bill Hood
  • Ted Broadribb
  • Chrissie - wife
  • Jack Solomans
  • Nat Sellers
  • Gus Lesnevich
  • Inga Lesnevich
  • Susan - daughter
  • Gillian Davis
  • Linda Brickwood
  • Marise Vinson
  • Jackie White
  • Ann Poulter
  • Helen Pini
  • Dickie Henderson
  • Filmed tribute - not shown in broadcast:
  • George Haskett

production team...

  • Researcher: John Sandilands
  • Writer: Peter Moore
  • Director: Michael Goodwin
  • Producer: T Leslie Jackson
  • names above in bold indicate subjects of This Is Your Life
related pages...

Life In The Ring

from flyweight to heavyweight


Eamonn Andrews

a brief biography


Eamonn Looks Back

first-hand recollections


Birth of Life

the genesis of the programme


These Were Your Lives

a review of the first series


Timeline

the show's fifty year history


This Is Your Life

Radio Times marks the 200th edition


Stanley Matthews should have been on the first This Is Your Life

Look and Learn magazine feature


Somewhere, Someone - This Is Your Life

Talk of Thames feature on the programme's 1969 relaunch


BBC harks back to a previous life

The Guardian reports on the return to the BBC


Dickie Henderson

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Photographs and screenshots of Freddie Mills This Is Your Life

Freddie Mill's biography

Jack Birtley recalls this edition of This Is Your Life in his book, Freddie Mills His Life and Death...


By now he had become the close friend of many leading entertainers and when he was featured in television's This Is Your Life programme, a few of them did the familiar walk into the studio to shake Freddie by the hand and tell a funny story from the past.


Gus Lesnevich was brought over from America for the screening, with brother Charlie and Lottie included as well.


One of those invited to take part was Dickie Henderson, who first met Mills while he was guesting on an Arthur Askey series called Before Your Very Eyes.

Series 6 subjects

Leonard Cheshire | George Bennett | David Sheppard | Sybil Thorndike | Clarence Wolfe | Charles Coward | T E B Clarke
Helene Jeanty-Raven | Cyril Smith | Victor de Spiganovicz | Bill Hartley | Ellen Martha Field | Anthony Deane-Drummond
John Mills | Richard Bancroft | Freddie Mills | William Simpson | Alan Herbert | Madame Vacani | Elizabeth Ambridge | Robert Fawcus
Flora Robson | Edward Chad Varah | James Zarb | Maryan Rawicz and Walter Landauer | James Chipperfield | Anthony Kimmins
Thomas Cosmo Jones | Jessie Matthews | Helen Wilson | Charlie Chester | Brunel Cohen | Godfrey Winn | Billy Wright