Michael ASPEL (1933-)

Michael Aspel This Is Your Life
  • Michael Aspel became the presenter of This Is Your Life in 1988

programme details...

  • Edition No: 546
  • Subject No: 543
  • Broadcast date: Wed 14 May 1980
  • Broadcast time: 7.00-7.30pm
  • Recorded: Thu 8 May 1980
  • Venue: Teddington Studios
  • Series: 20
  • Edition: 25
  • Code name: Detective

on the guest list...

  • Una Stubbs
  • Lionel Blair
  • Gareth Hunt
  • Janet Street-Porter
  • Barry Cryer
  • Jenny Hanley
  • Bernie Winters
  • Nyree Dawn Porter
  • Liz Power - wife
  • Jane - daughter
  • Edward - son
  • Greg – son
  • Richard - son
  • Ted – father
  • Vi - mother
  • Pat – sister
  • Dave - brother-in-law
  • Geoff - brother
  • Megan - sister-in-law
  • Marion – sister-in-law
  • Ernie - uncle
  • Ethel - aunt
  • Arthur - uncle
  • May - aunt
  • Phoebe - aunt
  • Albert - uncle
  • Reg - uncle
  • Joan - aunt
  • Joanne - cousin
  • Dorothy – mother-in-law
  • John – father-in-law
  • Andy Anderson
  • Gladys Adams
  • John Darran
  • Ronnie Bronstein
  • Jacqueline Clark
  • Don Maclean
  • Kenny Everett
  • Reita Faria
  • Jennifer Hosten
  • Belinda Green
  • Helen Morgan
  • Robin Askwith
  • Amanda Barrie
  • Lynda Baron
  • Joyce Blair
  • Windsor Davies
  • Anna Dawson
  • Graham Dene
  • Jack Douglas
  • Fenella Fielding
  • Derek Griffiths
  • Liz Fraser
  • Jill Gascoine
  • Prunella Gee
  • Liza Goddard
  • Linda Hayden
  • Melvyn Hayes
  • Sally James
  • Jimmy Jewell
  • John Junkin
  • Jenny Lee Wright
  • Kenny Lynch
  • Aimi MacDonald
  • Alfred Marks
  • Wendy Richard
  • Julie Rogers
  • Alvin Stardust
  • Ed Stewart
  • Norman Vaughan
  • Derek Waring
  • Filmed tributes:
  • Richard Baker
  • Peter Glaze

production team...

  • Researcher: Cathy Parnall
  • Writers: Tom Brennand, Roy Bottomley
  • Directors: Paul Stewart Laing, Terry Yarwood
  • Producer: Jack Crawshaw
  • names above in bold indicate subjects of This Is Your Life
related pages...

Michael Aspel

a career review


Presenting Life

celebrating the hosts


New Lease of Life

the programme's relaunch


Timeline

the show's fifty year history


Life as seen by Aspel

Press speculation and announcement of a new host


How they asked Aspel

Michael Aspel tells of the 'cloak and dagger' way he became the new presenter


The Great Survivor - Michael Aspel

Birmingham Evening Mail interviews Michael Aspel


Aspel Takes It All In His Stride

Michael Aspel prepares to celebrate his 15th year on This Is Your Life


My Life in Their Hands

Michael Aspel recalls some memorable editions


Barry Cryer


Windsor Davies


Liza Goddard


Alfred Marks


Alvin Stardust

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Roy Bottomley This Is Your Life book

Scriptwriter Roy Bottomley recalls this edition of This Is Your Life in his book, This Is Your Life: The Story of Television's Famous Big Red Book...


And Michael? He would love to knock off a few thousand words before lunch as a best-selling novelist between acting stints, preferably in the role of a rogue English lord, the black sheep of the family, who arrives in the Wild West.


In real life, he did get to act several times, once in a touring version of Noel Coward's Private Lives – in which he met his wife Lizzie.


They had not been married long when Eamonn walked on the set of Michael's popular game show Give Us A Clue – with the Big Red Book.



This Is Your Life Michael Aspel

Michael Aspel with family and friends after being handed the Big Red Book by Eamonn Andrews in 1980

'Truly a strange and amazing experience,' Michael told me. 'But I'm delighted Eamonn gave me that Life experience, because now I know what might be going through the minds of the people I surprise.'

Series 20 subjects

Pat Seed | Fred Trueman | Noel Barber | Charles Aznavour | Eric Sykes | Andrew Sachs | Gerald Harper | Terry Griffiths
Paddie O'Neil | George Martin | Geoff Capes | Roy Kinnear | Nyree Dawn Porter | Emlyn Hughes | Stewart Granger
Clare Francis | Jilly Cooper | Robin Cousins | Brian Bevan | Bill Beaumont | Mike Tetley
Alan Minter | Nat Jackley | Cathleen Nesbitt | Michael Aspel | Clive Lloyd