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David Jason: My Life On Screen

Gold documentary series about Sir David Jason. 3 episodes (1 series) in 2017. Features David Jason.

Series 1, Episode 1

This first episode charts Sir David's journey from working class lad in North Finchley to TV star. It follows his transition from theatre actor to early TV roles, and how his partnership with Ronnie Barker helped establish him as a major comic talent by the mid-70s.

Further details

Sir David heads back to his North London roots as he visits his old primary school - and he reveals the story of how he landed his first TV role after being spotted while performing in the theatre on Bournemouth Pier.

He is reunited with Michael Palin as they look back on a revolutionary children's sketch show they made together early in both their careers. And Sir David reveals how he felt when Michael and his other co-stars went off to form Monty Python together.

Finally, David meets up with his Open All Hours co-stars Lynda Baron and Stephanie Cole at the real life Doncaster location used as Arkwright's grocers.

Broadcast details

Saturday 26th August 2017
60 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    David Jason (as Sir David Jason) Host / Presenter
    Guest cast
    Michael Palin Self
    Stephanie Cole Self
    Johnny Vegas Self
    Tim Healy Self
    Sally Lindsay Self
    James Baxter Self
    Humphrey Barclay Self
    Larry Barker Self
    Roy Clarke Self
    Lynda Baron Self
    Production team
    Stuart Ramsay Director
    Kerry Allison Producer
    Stuart Ramsay Producer
    Mark Robinson Executive Producer
    Iain Coyle Executive Producer
    Richard Hannan Editor
    Nick Thorp Editor

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