That Reminds Me

Well-known names reminisce and entertain with tales from their lives.

Episodes

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0101Barry Cryer1999032520170801 (BBC7)
20190410 (BBC7)
Barry Cryer shares some of his reminiscences, with tales of Willie Rushton and Roy Castle.

Barry Cryer shares some of his reminiscences, with tales of Willie Rushton and Roy Castle.

0102Barry Took1999040120170808 (BBC7)
20190417 (BBC7)
The comedian and writer shares some reminiscences.

The comedian and writer shares some reminiscences.

0103Nicholas Parsons1999040820170815 (BBC7)
20190424 (BBC7)
The TV and radio host recalls his start in showbusiness, leading up to Just a Minute.

The TV and radio host recalls his start in showbusiness, leading up to Just a Minute.

0104Peter Jones1999041520170822 (BBC7)
20190501 (BBC7)
The actor and comedian looks back on his showbusiness career, in the theatre and on radio.

The actor and comedian looks back on his showbusiness career, in the theatre and on radio.

0105Bill Pertwee1999042220170829 (BBC7)
20190508 (BBC7)
The comic actor recalls memories of Round the Horne and Dad's Army. From April 1999.

The comic actor recalls memories of Round the Horne and Dad's Army. From April 1999.

0106Ned Sherrin1999042920170905 (BBC7)
20190529 (BBC7)
From Noel Coward to the Oliviers, the late broadcaster recalls his career highs and lows.

From Noel Coward to the Oliviers, the late broadcaster recalls his career highs and lows.

0201Roy Hudd2000092620170912 (BBC7)
20190605 (BBC7)
The comedian and actor looks back on his showbusiness career, on stage, TV and radio.

Entertainer Roy Hudd looks back at his long and varied career on stage, TV and radio, as he entertains an audience.

Featuring memories of stars he has worked with from Billy Dainty to Arthur Askey, plus his love of music hall.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2000.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2000.

0202Maureen Lipman2000100320170919 (BBC7)
20190612 (BBC7)
The popular actress looks back on her showbusiness career in film, TV and the theatre.

The popular actress looks back on her showbusiness career in film, TV and the theatre.

0203Humphrey Lyttelton2000101020170926 (BBC7)
20190619 (BBC7)
The much-missed comedian reminisces about his life, career and love of jazz.

Musician and radio's legendary host of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue reminisces about his life, career and love of jazz.

Featuring memories of Willie Rushton and his Clue colleagues, as well as the shock he received from George Melly.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2000.

The much-missed comedian reminisces about his life, career and love of jazz.

0205Victor Spinetti2000102420171003 (BBC7)
20190626 (BBC7)
From The Beatles to Sir Laurence Olivier, the veteran reminisces about his acting career.

From The Beatles to Sir Laurence Olivier, the veteran reminisces about his acting career.

0206Dora Bryan2000103120171010 (BBC7)
20190710 (BBC7)
From ENSA to Hello Dolly, the actress remembers her stage, film and television career.

From ENSA to Hello Dolly, the actress remembers her stage, film and television career.

03George Melly2001112020160112 (BBC7)
20160113 (BBC7)
20171017 (BBC7)
20190717 (BBC7)
The singer and writer reflects on his three great loves - fishing, surrealism and jazz.

Celebrated raconteur, jazz singer and critic George Melly regales an audience with tales of his eventful life and passions.

Aged 75, the bon viveur reveals his short-term memory is faulty, yet his past is crystal clear. As Melly charts his way through a varied career - underpinned by his hunger for entertaining and performing - he recalls his early gay lifestyle, and explains his great passion for surrealism,

When George died, BBC News said "With his flamboyant suits, oversize hats and Havana cigars, George Melly was a good-time Renaissance man who indulged, often over-indulged, his passions for jazz, film, art, fishing, writing, drink and sex."

George Melly: Born 17 August 1926. Died 5 July 2007.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in November 2001.

Celebrated raconteur, jazz singer and critic George Melly regales an audience with tales of his eventful life and passions.

When George died, BBC News said "With his flamboyant suits, oversize hats and Havana cigars, George Melly was a good-time Renaissance man who indulged, often over-indulged, his passions for jazz, film, art, fishing, writing, drink and sex."

George Melly: Born 17 August 1926. Died 5 July 2007.

Producer: Claire Jones

The singer and writer reflects on his three great loves - fishing, surrealism and jazz.

0302John Fortune2001112720160119 (BBC7)
20160120 (BBC7)
20171024 (BBC7)
20190703 (BBC7)
The satirist and writer recalls his career and the people with whom he worked.

Satirist, comedian, writer and actor John Fortune shares memories of his career with an audience.

Giving his frank take on fame, John talks of his recent working encounters with John Bird and Rory Bremner - and names the top three funniest men that he's met - one of them is Peter Cook.

John Fortune: Born: 30 June 1939. Died: 31 December 2013.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in November 2001.

Satirist, comedian, writer and actor John Fortune shares memories of his career with an audience.

Giving his frank take on fame, John talks of his recent working encounters with John Bird and Rory Bremner - and names the top three funniest men that he's met - one of them is Peter Cook.

John Fortune: Born: 30 June 1939. Died: 31 December 2013.

Producer: Claire Jones

0303Sheila Steafel2001120420160126 (BBC7)
20160127 (BBC7)
20171031 (BBC7)
20171101 (BBC7)
20190724 (BBC7)
The actress recalls her stage, film and TV career and working with David Frost.

The actress recalls her stage, film and TV career and working with David Frost.

0304Jack Douglas2001121120160202 (BBC7)
20160203 (BBC7)
20171107 (BBC7)
20171108 (BBC7)
20190731 (BBC7)
The comic actor, famed as 'Alf Ippititimus', recalls his TV, stage and Carry On career.

Comic actor Jack Douglas - famed for playing 'Alf Ippititimus' - shares memories of his TV, stage and film career with an audience.

How Des O'Connor was Jack's springboard to success and a part in the 'Carry On' films. Plus the mystery of the sex appeal of co-star Sid James!

Producer: Claire Jones

Jack Douglas: Born: 26th April 1927. Died: 18th December 2008

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2001.

How Des O'Connor was Jack's springboard to success and a part in the 'Carry On' films. Plus the mystery of the sex appeal of co-star Sid James!

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2001.

0305Warren Mitchell2001121820160105 (BBC7)
20160106 (BBC7)
20171114 (BBC7)
20171115 (BBC7)
20190807 (BBC7)
The actor recalls his career, the terror of live TV and how Alf Garnett came into his life

Award-winning actor Warren Mitchell talks about where his love of acting began, the terrors of performing on live television - and how Alf Garnett came into his life thanks to BBC TV sitcom 'Till Death Us Do Part'.

Warren Mitchell (Born: 1926 - Died: 2015)

Series showcasing the reminisces of celebrated raconteurs before a live audience.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2001.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2001.

0306John Inman2001122520160209 (BBC7)
20160210 (BBC7)
20171121 (BBC7)
20171122 (BBC7)
20190814 (BBC7)
The actor recalls his love of pantomime plus backstage tales of TV's Are You Being Served?

Actor John Inman shares memories of his TV, stage and film career with an audience.

John recalls his early career in Rep and his love of playing dames in over 40 pantomimes. He also reveals behind-the-scenes tales playing Mr Humphries in the long-running classic BBC TV sitcom 'Are You Being Served?'.

Producer: Claire Jones

John Inman: Born: 28 June 1935. Died: 8 March 2007

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2001.

Actor John Inman shares memories of his TV, stage and film career with an audience.

Producer: Claire Jones

John Inman: Born: 28 June 1935. Died: 8 March 2007

0402Andrew Sachs2002100820190821 (BBC7)Andrew Sachs recalls life as a German refugee and his varied acting career, including his role as Spanish waiter Manuel in BBC TV’s Fawlty Towers.

Series showcasing the reminiscences of celebrated raconteurs before a live audience.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2002.

Actor Andrew Sachs reminisces with an Edinburgh audience. From October 2002.

Actor Andrew Sachs reminisces with an Edinburgh audience.

Series showcasing the reminisces of celebrated raconteurs before a live audience.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2002.

0403Melvyn Hayes2002101520190828 (BBC7)Actor Melvyn Hayes looks back over his career in show business, including his film roles in 'Summer Holiday', 'Carry on' and as Gloria in BBC TV's 'It Ain't Half Hot Mum'.

Series showcasing the reminiscences of celebrated raconteurs before a live audience.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2002.

Melvyn Hayes recalls his showbiz career, including 'Summer Holiday' and 'Carry on'.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2002.

0404Pam Ayres2002102220190904 (BBC7)Poet Pam Ayres with her childhood memories and comical rhymes.
0405Peter Sallis2002102920190911 (BBC7)The star of 'Last of the Summer Wine' and 'Wallace and Gromit' looks back at his career.
0406John Mortimer2002110520190918 (BBC7)The Rumpole creator shares some favourite tales of his life as a barrister and writer.
0501Keith Barron2003081920191002 (BBC7)The actor reminisces about his radio and TV career.
0502Nerys Hughes2003082620190925 (BBC7)The Welsh actress recalls her career and reveals how Liz Taylor upstaged her.
0503Dudley Sutton2003090220191009 (BBC7)Best known as 'Tinker' in 'Lovejoy', the actor reminisces about his film and TV career.
0504Charles Collingwood2003090920191016 (BBC7)Charles Collingwood - Brian Aldridge in The Archers - looks back over his life and career.
0505Liz Fraser2003091620191023 (BBC7)The 'Carry On' star, Liz Fraser, recalls her career.
0506Richard Griffiths2003092320191030 (BBC7)
20191031 (BBC7)
Star of stage, TV and big screen, actor Richard Griffiths recalls his career.