This Is Your Life (UK TV series)

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This is Your Life
Genre Documentary
Biography
Presented by Eamonn Andrews
Michael Aspel
Trevor McDonald
Country of origin United Kingdom
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) BBC Productions
Click TV
Ralph Edwards Productions
STV Productions
Thames Television
ITV Productions
TIYL Productions
Distributor Fremantle Media
ITV Studios
STV Group plc
Broadcast
Original channel BBC One
ITV (ITV1/STV/UTV)
Original airing 1955-1964, 1969-2003, 2007
Chronology
Related shows American version
New Zealand version
Australian version

This is Your Life is a British biographical television documentary. It is based on the 1952 American show of the same name. It was hosted by Eamonn Andrews from 1955 until 1964. Then from 1969 until his death in 1987 aged 64. Michael Aspel then took up the role of host until the show ended in 2003.

In the show the host surprises a special guest, before taking them through their life with the assistance of the 'big red book'. Both celebrities and non-celebrities have been 'victims' of the show. The show was first broadcast live. Over its run it has changed between being broadcast on the BBC and on ITV.