Norman Wisdom: His Story. Norman Wisdom
Norman Wisdom: His Story

Norman Wisdom: His Story

  • TV documentary
  • BBC Two
  • 2010
  • 1 episode

Special celebrating the life and work of late comic actor Norman Wisdom. Features Johnny Mans, Ricky Tomlinson, Nick Wisdom, Jaqui Wisdom, Kim Wisdom and more.

Key details

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2010
Channels
BBC Two
Episodes
1
Features
Johnny Mans, Ricky Tomlinson, Nick Wisdom, Jaqui Wisdom, Kim Wisdom, Honor Blackman, Robert Ross, Vera Lynn and more
Director
Sally Norris
Producers
Sally Norris and Nick Vaughan-Barratt

From street urchin to knight of the realm: the story of Norman Wisdom, who used to be one of the biggest film stars in the UK - portraying a man who rarely stepped out of character in public, and whose highly individual comic style hid the private tragedy of his early life.

The actor's life story is told through the people who knew him well: his son and daughter Nick and Jaqui Wisdom, and his daughter-in-law Kim, Stephen Frears, Ricky Tomlinson, Leslie Phillips, Honor Blackman and Dame Vera Lynn.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 15th October 2010 at 9pm on BBC Two
Episode length
1 hour
Most recent repeats
  • Wednesday 30th December 2020 at 9:00pm on BBC4
  • Sunday 15th December 2019 at 10:00pm on BBC4
  • Thursday 27th December 2018 at 9:00pm on BBC4

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