Peter SHILTON (1949-)

Peter Shilton This Is Your Life

programme details...

  • Edition No: 699
  • Subject No: 694
  • Broadcast date: Wed 19 Mar 1986
  • Broadcast time: 7.00-7.30pm
  • Recorded: Wed 12 Mar 1986
  • Venue: Royalty Theatre
  • Series: 26
  • Edition: 21
  • Code name: Medal

on the guest list...

  • Glenn Hoddle
  • Kenny Sanson
  • Tony Woodcock
  • Viv Anderson
  • Chris Waddle
  • members of Southampton FC team
  • John Barnes
  • Terry Fenwick
  • Terry Butcher
  • Peter Beardsley
  • Kerry Dixon
  • David Armstrong
  • Sue - wife
  • Les - father
  • May - mother
  • Tony - brother
  • Pamela - sister-in-law
  • Graham - brother
  • Caroline - sister-in-law
  • Sam - son
  • Michael - son
  • Matt Gillies
  • Alan Birchenall
  • Chris Gamble
  • Jock Scott
  • Ray Wood
  • Reg Matthews
  • Alan Hodgkinson
  • Ron Springett
  • Peter Bonetti
  • Alex Stepney
  • Ray Clemence
  • Gordon Banks
  • George Dewis
  • Filmed tributes:
  • Bobby Robson
  • Lawrie McMenemy

production team...

  • Researcher: Caroline Blackadder
  • Writer: Norman Giller
  • Directors: Terry Yarwood, Michael D Kent
  • Associate Producer: Brian Klein
  • Producer: Malcolm Morris
  • names above in bold indicate subjects of This Is Your Life
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Peter Shilton's autobiography

Peter Shilton recalls his experience of This Is Your Life in his autobiography...

My career provided me with a number of very special memories outside the game, one of the most surprising being when I was the subject of This Is Your Life. I was playing for Southampton at the time and had no idea whatsoever what was going on. I had been asked to attend a business meeting, I think it was, in London. I'd noticed that several times when I arrived home from training, Sue would be on the phone. When I asked her whom she had been talking to she always said it was one of her friends. I never twigged the real source of or reason for these calls. With hindsight, I should have known something was up. A friend insisted on accompanying me to Southampton station and he stayed on the platform to wave me off. I remember at the time thinking this was curious behaviour on his part, but just thought he was being overly friendly. I didn't know he had been assigned to ensure I was on that particular train when it left Southampton bound for London. On arriving at Waterloo Station I was walking along the platform when a group of porters caught my eye. They were gathered around a suitcase with their backs to me. I thought, 'Blimey, how many porters does it take to carry a suitcase?' It was only when they turned to me as I approached them that I knew something fishy was going on. The 'porters' were Tony Woodcock, Chris Waddle, Kenny Samson, Glenn Hoddle and Viv Anderson. I was still gathering my thoughts when Eamonn Andrews appeared at my side, brandishing the famous red book. And uttered the immortal line.

I was whisked off to a theatre and spent the afternoon in a daze as my family, friends and people I hadn't seen for years paraded before me, offering personal anecdotes of my life. People have often asked if the subjects of This Is Your Life really have no clue what is going on. I can't speak for anyone else, but I was completely in the dark. It was only after the recording of the programme that I thought about those calls to Sue, and my pal at the railway station being so keen to see me off, and realised how odd their behaviour had been.

Series 26 subjects

William Roache | Dennis Taylor | Elisabeth Welch | Sheila Mercier | Richard Branson | Maurice Denham | David Ellaway
Terry O'Neill | Gerry Marsden | Joyce Carey | Chas n Dave | Oliver Reed | Felix Bowness | John Harris | Bonnie Langford
Henry Cotton | June McElnea | Derek Jameson | Richard Vernon | Martyn Lewis | Peter Shilton | Ted Rogers
Simon Williams | Larry Slater | Lena Kennedy | Denis Quilley