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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 2

Episode 2 charts Sir David's transition from comedy sidekick to major TV star and follows his attempts to make the breakthrough as a leading man on sitcoms.

Further details

Episode 2 charts Sir David's transition from comedy sidekick to major TV star and follows his attempts to make the breakthrough as a leading man on sitcoms like The Top Secret Life Of Edgar Briggs and Lucky Feller, before he finally got the role of his life as Del Boy on Only Fools And Horses.

And yet, it was a role that nearly never happened as the producers needed some convincing that Sir David was the right man.

Sir David recalls how his daredevil physical comedy on the ITV sitcom The Top Secret Life Of Edgar Briggs saw him hailed as "TV's man of action" in the TV Times. He takes a trip down memory lane as he heads back to Margate, the setting for the classic Only Fools And Horses episode The Jolly Boys Outing, with former co-star John Challis (who played Boycie) and director Tony Dow.

And he looks back on his memorable voiceover work on the likes of Danger Mouse and The Wind In The Willows, with the help of friend and animator Brian Cosgrove.

Broadcast details

Sunday 27th August 2017
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 27th August 2017 10:00pm Gold
Monday 28th August 2017 3:20pm Gold
Friday 15th September 2017 9:00pm Gold
Monday 18th September 2017 5:25pm Gold
Friday 22nd September 2017 11:55am Gold
Sunday 8th October 2017 6:05pm Gold
Thursday 12th October 2017 8:20pm Gold
Sunday 29th October 2017 7:20pm Gold
Thursday 2nd November 2017 8:00pm Gold
Saturday 4th November 2017 8:00pm Gold
Monday 1st January 2018 6:00pm Gold
Saturday 6th January 2018 2:20pm Gold
Friday 14th September 2018 8:25pm Gold
Sunday 16th September 2018 9:00pm Gold
Tuesday 18th September 2018 8:20pm Gold
Thursday 28th February 2019 8:00pm Yesterday
Sunday 3rd March 2019 12:00am Yesterday
Sunday 10th March 2019 6:00pm Gold
Monday 11th March 2019 1:35pm Gold
Saturday 16th March 2019 10:40am Gold
Sunday 23rd June 2019 7:00pm Yesterday
Monday 24th June 2019 12:00am Yesterday
Sunday 24th May 2020 7:50am Gold
Saturday 30th May 2020 8:55am Gold
Thursday 4th June 2020 8:00pm Yesterday
Thursday 4th March 2021 2:55am Gold
Sunday 25th April 2021 8:25am Gold
Tuesday 14th September 2021 2:35am Gold
Friday 17th September 2021 12:50am Gold
Monday 20th September 2021 2:55am Gold
Monday 16th May 2022 12:55am Gold

Cast & crew

David Jason (as Sir David Jason) Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Nicholas Lyndhurst Self
Humphrey Barclay Self
Mark Eden Self
Elizabeth Counsell Self
Peter Armitage Self
Tony Dow Self
John Challis Self
Brian Cosgrove 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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