Series 39: 1998-99
This Is Your Life series 39 titles This Is Your Life series 39 set

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Titles and Music

the iconic titles and theme tunes

Producing Life

the producers who steered the programme's success


the show's fifty year history

Vere Lorrimer

The Stage obituary for the former producer of This Is Your Life

Series 39 subjects...
Charles STEWART Road sweeper 7 September 1998
Carol SMILLIE Television presenter 14 September 1998
Roy WALKER Comedian and television presenter 21 September 1998
Sharron DAVIES Television presenter and former swimmer 28 September 1998
Christopher CHITTELL Actor 5 October 1998
Barbara DICKSON Singer and actress 12 October 1998
Frank THORNTON Actor 19 October 1998
Phillip SCHOFIELD Television presenter 26 October 1998
Alastair STEWART Journalist and newsreader 2 November 1998
Bob WILSON Broadcaster and former football goalkeeper 9 November 1998
Frankie DETTORI Jockey 16 November 1998
Elizabeth SPRIGGS Actress 23 November 1998
Rick WAKEMAN Keyboardist, composer and songwriter 30 November 1998
Sue JOHNSTON Actress 7 December 1998
Lord DEEDES Journalist and former politician 14 December 1998
Sylvia YOUNG Theatre school founder and principal 21 December 1998
Anne KIRKBRIDE Actress 27 December 1998
Christopher BIGGINS Actor and television presenter 4 January 1999
Damon HILL Racing driver 11 January 1999
George LAYTON Actor and writer 18 January 1999
Floella BENJAMIN Actress, television presenter and campaigner 25 January 1999
Bill PERTWEE Actor 1 February 1999
Mark COOK Charity founder 8 February 1999
Gary MABBUTT Former footballer 15 February 1999
Suzi QUATRO Singer-songwriter, musician and actress 22 February 1999
Ian BANNEN Actor 1 March 1999

Broadcast details

Thames Television production for BBC
26 editions | 25 x 30 minutes | 1 x 40 minutes
Monday | 7.00pm x 25
Sunday | 8.00pm x 1

Production team

In association with Ralph Edwards Productions And TIYL Productions
Producer: Sue Green | Series Producer: Jack Crawshaw
Executive Producer: John Longley | Associate Producer: Helen Gordon-Smith
Directors: John Gorman, Paul Kirrage, Peter Wisdom, Steve Docherty, Chris Fox, David Jackson, Wendy J Dyer
Writers: Ian Brown, Joe Steeples
Researchers: Ruth Malone, Kate Greer, Jo Grant, Steve Lappin, Emma Dooley, Ben Farrell, Sue Venables
Programme Associates: Ian Brown, Joe Steeples | Production Assistants: Irene Maxwell-Clark, Liz Fleming
Production Manager: Dawn Gray | Programme Co-ordinator: Fiona Hurd
Music Composed by: Laurie Johnson | Music Arranged by: Luis Jardim
Production Designer: Martin Collins | Film Research: Helen Bennitt
Facilities Managers: Tony Smith, Brian Abrams, Cherry Allen, Paul Thackray
Lighting Directors: John Watt, Stan Robinson, John Pomphrey
Sound Supervisors: Jack Krawczyk, Peter Willcocks, John Downes, Paul Gartrell, Richard Churchill, Richard Bradford
Senior Cameraman: Chas Watts, Peter Johnson
Vision Mixers: Ian Blease, Carole Chessun, Alison Jones
Videotape Editors: Steve Murray, Paul Richmond, Graham Hutchings, Dewi Evans, Mark Sangster, Peter Elphick
Production Team: Sara-Jane Hindin, Alexandra Harris, Roger Read, Doug Ingram