Julian CLARY (1959-)

Julian Clary This Is Your Life

programme details...

  • Edition No: 1087
  • Subject No: 1062
  • Broadcast date: Fri 28 Dec 2001
  • Broadcast time: 8.30-9.00pm
  • Recorded: Mon 17 Dec 2001
  • Venue: Richmond Theatre
  • Series: 42
  • Edition: 8
  • Code name: Prince

on the guest list...

  • Frankie - sister
  • Beverley - sister
  • Brenda - mother
  • Peter - father
  • Nicholas Parsons
  • Judith Chalmers
  • Stacey Young
  • Paul Young
  • Cleo Rocos
  • Jasper Conran
  • Denise van Outen
  • Richard Nelson
  • Don Somner
  • Frances Lawrence
  • Dana Gillespie
  • Tess Greenwood - aunt
  • Ken Greenwood - uncle
  • Pen Taylor
  • Jane Janovic
  • Hector Ktorides
  • Philip Herbert
  • Neil Bartlett
  • Frank Thornton
  • Erika Poole
  • June Whitfield
  • Valerie the dog
  • Filmed tributes:
  • Jonathan Ross
  • Paul O'Grady
  • Paul Merton
  • Davina McCall

production team...

  • Researcher: Jo Grant
  • Writer: Ian Brown
  • Director: John Gorman
  • Associate Producer: Helen Gordon-Smith
  • Executive Producer: John Longley
  • Series Producer: Jack Crawshaw
  • Producer: Sue Green
  • names above in bold indicate subjects of This Is Your Life
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News Shopper 27 December 2001

Actor's surprise is pure theatre

Theatre-goers couldn't believe their eyes when Michael Aspel, armed with his red book, popped up to surprise Julian Clary at the finale of last Monday's performance of Cinderella at Richmond Theatre.

Clary, who plays Dandini, Prince Charming's right-hand man, was gob-smacked as he was told "Julian Clary, this is your life". But the camp performer soon regained his composure and planted a kiss on each of Aspel's cheeks in typically luvvie fashion.

It soon became obvious that the rest of the cast were also clueless about the surprise as they looked at each other for guidance then sheepishly shuffled off the stage after Clary had been whisked away to powder his nose ready for filming.

Outside, the well-oiled This Is Your Life crew had taken over, and surrounded the building barking instructions into walkie talkies: "Another limo's arrived. Who's got the guest list?"

Slowly but surely the star-studded audience arrived: first Nicholas Parsons, then Judith Chalmers and June Whitfield.

Clary wore a shimmering red suit as audiences heard about his childhood as a rowers' cox complete with the obvious filthy puns. Even the normally conservative Aspel resorted to a couple of double entendres, lapped up by the audience.

Sadie and Paul Young and Jasper Conran sat on the work side of the stage, while Julian sat next to his parents and sisters on the family side. Friend and colleague Denise Van Outen was the first surprise through the doors, followed by Clary's old English teacher and finally actress June Whitfield who led on Clary's beloved dog, Valerie.

Television messages from Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross and Paul O'Grady aka Lily Savage all thanked Clary for being charming, funny, and such a pleasure to work with. The show will be broadcast shortly on BBC 1.

Metro 27 October 2009

How did it feel when Michael Aspel got his 'big red one' out?

Marvellous. I had such a fantastic evening. If I'd been asked beforehand, I would have said: 'Oooh no, don't do that to me.' It's like a wedding day. All your friends and family are there in one place and it's all organised for you. Mind you, I'm still waiting for the book to arrive. Six months later and it's still not here. Where is it, Michael?

Series 42 subjects

Michael Winner | Shaun Williamson | Paddy Ashdown | Tim Smit | Babs Powell | Saeed Jaffrey | Paul Young | Julian Clary
Jonah Lomu | Rosemary Conley | Ian Woosnam | Bill Oddie | Fern Britton | Nick Ross | Ray and Trevor Powles
Stephanie Cook | Ian Lavender | Jenny Seagrove | Anita Dobson | Henry Sandon | Linda Barker | Brigit Forsyth
Christina Noble | Claire Sweeney | Lloyd Scott | Julian Fellowes