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David Jason: My Life On Screen

David Jason: My Life On Screen

  • TV documentary
  • Gold
  • 2017
  • 3 episodes (1 series)

A revealing, highly personal insight into the life and career of Sir David Jason, told in his own words. Features David Jason.

Episode menu

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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 26th August 2017 9:40pm Gold
Sunday 27th August 2017 3:00pm Gold
Sunday 10th September 2017 8:10pm Gold
Monday 11th September 2017 9:00pm Gold
Tuesday 12th September 2017 11:55am Gold
Sunday 22nd October 2017 7:00pm Gold
Thursday 26th October 2017 8:00pm Gold
Saturday 28th October 2017 7:05pm Gold
Monday 1st January 2018 1:50pm Gold
Saturday 6th January 2018 12:00pm Gold
Friday 7th September 2018 9:00pm Gold
Sunday 9th September 2018 9:00pm Gold
Tuesday 11th September 2018 9:00pm Gold
Thursday 21st February 2019 8:00pm Yesterday
Sunday 24th February 2019 12:00am Yesterday
Sunday 3rd March 2019 6:00pm Gold
Saturday 9th March 2019 2:35pm Gold
Sunday 16th June 2019 7:00pm Yesterday
Monday 17th June 2019 12:00am Yesterday
Sunday 14th July 2019 9:55pm Gold
Sunday 13th October 2019 9:00am Gold
Monday 14th October 2019 8:10am Gold
Sunday 17th May 2020 8:35am Gold
Monday 27th July 2020 9:15pm Gold
Tuesday 28th July 2020 12:30am Gold
Tuesday 2nd March 2021 2:55am Gold
Saturday 10th April 2021 9:20am Gold
Saturday 5th June 2021 8:00am Gold
Sunday 6th June 2021 2:20am Gold
Sunday 6th June 2021 7:35am Gold
Sunday 5th September 2021 1:00am Gold
Monday 6th September 2021 1:40am Gold
Sunday 12th September 2021 12:00am Gold
Monday 9th May 2022 1:50am CBeebies
Saturday 2nd July 2022 9:25am Gold

Cast & crew

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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