This Is Your Life


Tommy and Bobby were the first ‘double act’ to appear on ITVs This Is Your Life.
The programme was shown on 11th November 1981.        

They thought they were filming the opening sequence for a TV show, when host Eammon Andrews appeared out of a cannon to surprise them.

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Members of their families were brought on.

Tommy: wife Margaret, daughters Julie and Jeanette with husband Ian. Cousins and Aunt.

Bobby: wife Yvonne, daughter Joanne, and sons Darren and Robert. Parents May and Bob, sister Mavis and her husband Trevor.

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Celebrity guests were Diana Dors, Faith Brown and June Whitfield (who had all appeared as guests in Cannon and Balls TV show), Charlie Drake (with who they had appeared in Panto) and the Brotherhood of Man (who they had supported on tour). Picture Picture
While other guests included Ken Kent of a local school and Dennis Henthorn, a childhood friend of Bobbys.  Picture Picture


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