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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

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