Professor Thomas BODKIN (1887-1961)

This Is Your Life Big Red Book

programme details...

  • Edition No: 127
  • Subject No: 127
  • Broadcast date: Mon 14 Mar 1960
  • Broadcast time: 7.30-8.00pm
  • Venue: Costa Green Studios, Birmingham
  • Series: 5
  • Edition: 29

on the guest list...

  • Brinsley MacNamara
  • Jack Miley
  • Dr Monk Gibbon
  • Lady Dina Hanson
  • C D Medley
  • Gilbert Harding - live link
  • Paddy Murphey
  • Filmed tributes:
  • Compton Mackenzie
  • John A Costello

production team...

  • Researchers: Peter Moore, Shirley Macnab
  • Writers: Peter Moore, Shirley Macnab
  • Director: unknown
  • Producer: T Leslie Jackson
  • names above in bold indicate subjects of This Is Your Life
related pages...

A Fashionable Life

from catwalk to all things artistic

Compton Mackenzie

This Is Your Life Big Red Book

unknown source 15 March 1960

an appreciation by Sir Patrick Hannon

"My affection and admiration for Professor Bodkin went up several degrees - if indeed any further exaltation were possible - yesterday evening. The flashes of wit, wisdom, cordial goodwill, and the stimulating sparkle of that Irish eye all told, made an unforgettable impression. I sat face to face with my beloved old friend for the full TV half-hour, and I felt more indebted than ever to the BBC programme, that it provided the soft and genial comradeship of a great Irishman - a great connoisseur - and a great gentleman..."

Series 5 subjects

Evelyn Laye | Donald Caskie | Eva Turner | Billy Butlin | James Slater | Edmund Arbuthnott | Louis Langford | O P Jones
Richard Hearne | Francoise Rigby | John Barclay | Thomas Drake | William Merrilees | John Lord | Russ Conway | Stanley Bishop
Leonard Stanmore | Arthur Askey | Robert Oldfield | Alicia Markova | Frederic Morena | Hilda Rowcliffe | Thomas Salmon
Harry Welchman | Harry Webb | Nat Gonella | David Barclay | Richard Todd | Thomas Bodkin | Gracie Fields | Michael Ansell