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.
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.
- Saturday 26th August 2017
- 60 minutes
Cast & crew
|David Jason (as Sir David Jason)
||Host / Presenter
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