This Is Your Life (TV Series 1955–2003) Poster



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Referenced in 

Billy Liar (1963)
watched, and fantasized, by character
Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?: Birthday Boy (1973) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Bob.
Man About the House (1974)
Sir Edmund thinks he's featuring.
Happy Days: Howard's 45th Fiasco (1975) (TV Episode)
TV show mentioned by actor Ron Howard.
Danger Mouse: The Hickory Dickory Dock Dilemma (1985) (TV Episode)
Referenced by the Narrator
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet: A Home from Home (1986) (TV Episode)
Wayne does an impression of Eamonn Andrews and the rest of the lads sing the theme song
Cool It: Episode #2.1 (1986) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Phil Cool
Filthy Rich & Catflap: Episode #1.5 (1987) (TV Episode)
Richie expects to be invited on this show sometime in the future
On the Waterfront: Episode #2.8 (1989) (TV Episode)
Michael Aspel is disguised as Bernie Nolan to lure Jeremy Fiddle on to 'This is your life'
Newman and Baddiel: Live and in Pieces (1993) (TV Special)
Baddiel mentions he saw a porn film with the theme tune
As Time Goes By: The New Neighbours (1998) (TV Episode)
Alister facetiously mentions the show.
Hunting Venus (1999) (TV Movie)
Bostock's Cup (1999) (TV Movie)
The Royle Family: Antony's Birthday (1999) (TV Episode)
Jim mentions the show by name when Anthony brings Emma to his birthday party
Sex 'n' Death (1999) (TV Movie)
Playing the Field: Episode #3.2 (2000) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jo.
Frank Skinner on Frank Skinner (2001) (TV Movie)
Doctor Who: The Christmas Invasion (2005) (TV Episode)
After seeing Mickey and Harriet Jones aboard the Sycorax spaceship, the Doctor says: "Blimey, it's like This Is Your Life".
The Simpsons: Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife (2006) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Screenwipe: Episode #2.4 (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Brooker.
Doctor Who: The Sound of Drums (2007) (TV Episode)
The Master echoes the show's catchphrase when he says: "Tonight, Martha Jones, we've flown them in, all the way from prison,.".
Have I Got News for You: Episode #34.5 (2007) (TV Episode)
Paul Merton asks Michael Aspel if he ever got bored presenting This Is Your Life.
The Curse of Steptoe (2008) (TV Movie)
Sheila is approached by the BBC concerning this show, Harry refuses
Have I Got News for You: Episode #36.8 (2008) (TV Episode)
Paul Merton shouts "This is Your Life" after Jerry Springer mentions Randy Baumgardner.
Law & Order: UK: Honour Bound (2009) (TV Episode)
Valentine to Brooks: "Enough with the 'This Is Your Life' routine."
Time Team: Cunetio, Wiltshire (2010) (TV Episode)
Tony Robinson mentions the show during a conversation with Phil Harding.
Hattie (2011) (TV Movie)
The shooting of an episode in this series is part of the story line here.
Derek: Christmas Special (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
My Mad Fat Diary: Rewind (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Rae.

Featured in 

Arena: Drake's Progress (2001) (TV Episode)
The Unforgettable Bob Monkhouse (2010) (TV Movie)
archive footage
The Sound of ITV: The Nation's Favourite Theme Tunes (2015) (TV Movie)
Number 19 in the Countdown

Spoofed in 

About Religion: This Is the End (1962) (TV Episode)
A dying man gets the 'This is Your Life' treatment
Coronation Street: Episode #1.317 (1963) (TV Episode)
A 'This is Your Life" tribute for a Street regular is held in the Mission Hall.
F Troop: Reunion for O'Rourke (1966) (TV Episode)
O'Rourke's 25th anniversary in the military is celebrated with a stroll down memory lane.
Batfink: This Is Your Life (1967) (TV Short)
The Benny Hill Show: Is This Your Life? (1969) (TV Episode)
Parodied in "Is This Your Life?" sketch.
The Benny Hill Show: Sale of the Half-Century (1976) (TV Episode)
Parodied within "Continuity with Humphrey Bumphrey" sketch.
Are You Being Served?: Founder's Day (1977) (TV Episode)
During a big part of the episode, the staff presents Young Mr. Grace's life in a style spoofing "This Is Your Life", which they call "Here Is Your Department".
Cool It: Episode #1.2 (1985) (TV Episode)
Spoofed during cold opening
Anal Analysis (1992) (Video)
Porn version of 1950s TV show.
Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge: Show 1 (1994) (TV Episode)
A clip of Alan's guest Keith Hunt presenting this is shown.
Drop the Dead Donkey: Damien and the Weather Girl (1994) (TV Episode)
"Living Legends" spoofs the show's format.
Big Train: Episode #2.6 (2002) (TV Episode)
A sketch spoofs this show.
Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 6 January 2017 (2017) (TV Episode)
Ben presents Richard with the big red book.

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