Paul SHANE (1940-2013)

Paul Shane This Is Your Life

programme details...

  • Edition No: 583
  • Subject No: 580
  • Broadcast date: Wed 16 Dec 1981
  • Broadcast time: 7.00-7.30pm
  • Recorded: Wed 2 Dec 1981
  • Venue: Royalty Theatre
  • Series: 22
  • Edition: 10
  • Code name: Extra

on the guest list...

  • Simon Cadell
  • Ruth Madoc
  • Jeffrey Holland
  • Su Pollard
  • Leslie Dwyer
  • Felix Bowness
  • Barry Howard
  • Diane Holland
  • Nikki Kelly
  • Rikki Howard
  • Gail Harrison
  • Chris Andrews
  • David Webb
  • Tony Webb
  • Dory - wife
  • Janice - daughter
  • Andrea - daughter
  • Gillian - daughter
  • Bryan Mosley
  • Madge Hindle
  • Jimmy Perry
  • David Croft
  • Carol - sister
  • Frank - brother-in-law
  • June - sister
  • Ivy - mother-in-law
  • Edwin - brother-in-law
  • Brenda - sister-in-law
  • Margaret - sister-in-law
  • John - uncle
  • Ida - aunt
  • Nell - aunt
  • Molly - aunt
  • Bob Hammond
  • Stan Richards
  • Les McMahon
  • Ricky Lee
  • Leon Riles
  • Paul Bryan
  • Jo Bryan
  • Helene Palmer
  • John Gorey
  • Sandy Powell
  • Filmed tribute:
  • former workmates at the Silverwood Colliery

production team...

  • Researcher: John Graham
  • 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...

The Good Life

the sitcom stars

Life's awkward moments

TV Times looks at some 'unplanned' incidents

This Was Your Life!

The Sun's coverage of the death of Eamonn Andrews

Felix Bowness

David Croft

Ruth Madoc

Bryan Mosley

Sandy Powell

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The Sun article: Paul Shane This Is Your Life

The Sun 6 November 1987

Paul suspected wife of affair

HI-DE-HI star Paul Shane breathed a sigh of relief when Eamonn Andrews sprang his red book surprise on him.

It ended months of misery when Paul feared his wife, Dorry, was having an affair.

The roly-poly comedian thought his marriage was on the rocks because of Dorry's odd behaviour.

In fact, she was just co-operating with the This Is Your Life team.

But her secret meetings and furtive phone calls had convinced Shane she had found another man.

Shane, 47, says: "I was shattered, convinced she was having an affair."

"I wondered how on earth she could do such a thing after 22 years of happy marriage."

"After This Is Your Life, I was so relieved that I went out and bought her a fur coat."

Dorry was so upset at all the anxiety she had caused that she broke down and cried when they got home.

She says: "Paul often caught me on the phone when I was talking to the TV people and he couldn't understand the weak excuses I kept making."

"One day he had to go off on location and a TV official was to call."

"But Paul came home unexpectedly before the man was due to arrive."

"He wanted to give me a surprise. When he saw my shocked face, he misunderstood."

"It got worse when I made an excuse to leave the house."

"I had to find a phone box and speak to the official."

"Paul demanded the truth but I couldn't say anything – which made things worse."

Days later Shane had to go to London to make a record album and Dorry would normally have gone with him.

But she says: "Because there were more TV consultations I again made some silly excuses."

"Paul was nearly in tears. He said we had always done things together and never had any secrets."

"It was a wonderful relief when he understood what had been going on."

Series 22 subjects

Bob Champion | Bill Fraser | Wayne Sleep | Ian Botham | Cannon and Ball | Rob Buckman | Angela Rippon
Julia McKenzie | Jackie Milburn | Paul Shane | Peter Adamson | Kiri Te Kanawa | Mickie Most | Anita Harris
Mike Brace | Faith Brown | Robin Bailey | Rod Hull | Bob Monkhouse | John Toshack | Wally Herbert
Joe Gormley | Roger Whittaker | Alan Whicker | Peter Davison | Douglas Bader