Series 21: 1980-81
This Is Your Life series 21 titles This Is Your Life series 21 set

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Series 21 subjects...
Joe LOSS Musician and band leader 15 October 1980
Julie GOODYEAR Actress 22 October 1980
Lawrie MCMENEMY Football manager 29 October 1980
Peter BOWLES Actor 5 November 1980
Mike YARWOOD Winchman 12 November 1980
John SCHLESINGER Film director 19 November 1980
Andrew LLOYD WEBBER Composer 26 November 1980
Janet BROWN Actress, comedian and impressionist 3 December 1980
Rodney BEWES Actor 10 December 1980
Russell HARTY Writer and broadcaster 17 December 1980
Joan WELLS Foster mother 25 December 1980
Billy CONNOLLY Scottish comedian and musician 31 December 1980
Bill OWEN Actor 7 January 1981
Jeffery ARCHER Author and former politician 14 January 1981
Brian JACKS Olympic judoka 21 January 1981
Melvin HAYES Comedy actor 28 January 1981
Fred HOUSEGO London taxi driver and Mastermind champion 4 February 1981
Alex HIGGINS Snooker player 11 February 1981
Tim BROOKE-TAYLOR Comedy actor – member of The Goodies 18 February 1981
Bernard CRIBBINS Comedy actor 25 February 1981
Gemma CRAVEN Actress and singer 4 March 1981
Jim WATT Boxer 11 March 1981
John THAW Actor 18 March 1981
Jonjo O'NEILL Irish National Hunt jockey 25 March 1981
Judith CHALMERS TV presenter 8 April 1981
Margaret PRICE Paralympic athlete 15 April 1981

Broadcast details

Thames Television production for ITV
26 editions | 26 x 30 minutes
Wednesday | 7.00pm x 25
Thursday | 9.30pm x 1

Production team

Producer: Jack Crawshaw | Directors: Terry Yarwood, Stuart Hall, Paul Stewart Laing | Writers: Tom Brennand, Roy Bottomley
Researchers: John Graham, Cathy Parnall, Vivien Lind, Tom Wettengel, Brian Klein, Robin Ellis-Bextor, Katie Lander
Programme Consultants: Tom Brennand, Roy Bottomley | Programme Associate: Maurice Leonard
Production Assistants: Irene Clark, Claire Jenkinson | Designers: George Lack, Graham Guest