A very popular consumer programme during the 1970's & 80's, although the format would seem a bit strange now.
'That's Life' was a mixture of the serious and the frivolous, it might begin with a story of someone with a terminal medical condition and then change to one about a talking dog (sausages!). In between would be songs, funny newspaper articles and interviews (usually involving Esther making members of the public look silly). Unusual though the format was, this programme was also responsible for championing good causes and highlighting concerns in health and consumer matters, ground breaking for the time.
That's Life had a slightly amateurish presentation at times, though perhaps this was part of it's charm. However there was also the bonus of seeing Victoria Wood in one of her first TV appearances and of course dear old Cyril Fletcher who would end each episode with one of his 'Odd Ode's'.
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