The Unforgettable…

Wednesday, 30 May 2012, 7:30PM – 8:00PM

A tribute to Gordon Jackson – best known for his role as Hudson in the phenomenally successful drama Upstairs Downstairs and as Cowley in the Professionals.

Long before he became a household name in Upstairs Downstairs, Gordon Jackson had starred in some of the most famous films of all time – Mutiny on the Bounty, The Great Escape, The Ipcress File.

He described himself as a jobbing actor but when he secured the role of Hudson he became a household name.

Close friends and family paint a picture of a quiet, unassuming, decent man, a wonderful father who didn’t take his fame too seriously.

He loved nothing more than relaxing at home with great friends like Kenneth Williams.

With contributions from other close friends John Alderton, Pauline Collins, Tom Conti and Stanley Baxter.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012, 7:30PM – 8:00PM

Dudley Moore: 

A tribute to Dudley Moore – best known for being part of a hugely successful double act with Peter Cook and as an unlikely Hollywood star. 

From humble beginnings, Dudley Moore became a huge star. He was multi talented – as a great musician, comedian, film star – and extremely successful. 

Close friends reflect on an extraordinary career from the early days of Beyond The Fringe to the world wide fame and sex symbol status of Arthur. 

Ex wife Brogan Lane talks about his life in LA and how he coped with fame. 

And his close companion Rena Fruchter talks about helping him through the last few difficult years of his life which were overshadowed by a rare debilitating illness. 

Wednesday, 16 May 2012, 7:30PM – 8:00PM

Noele Gordon: 

A tribute to Noele Gordon – best known for her role as Meg Mortimer in the series Crossroads. 

Millions of viewers checked into the Crossroads motel in the 70s and 80s to follow the life of hotel owner Meg Mortimer played by Noele Gordon. 

Close friends pay tribute to a real life matriarch with natural star quality whose real character had much in common with her fictional soap role. With Insight into her life on and off the Crossroads set. 

Behind the glamour and stardom she was unlucky in love and lived for her job and role on Crossroads – which made it even more devastating when she was fired from the series. With contributions from friends and co-stars including Jill Rossington, Tony Adams. 

Wednesday, 2 May 2012, 7:30PM – 8:00PM

A tribute to Hughie Green – best known for presenting Britain’s first TV talent show Opportunity Knocks. 

Hughie Green was a phenomenally successful child star and professional pilot who became TV’s Mr Opportunity with his hit talent show Opportunity Knocks. 

Friends and family recall a driven, highly ambitious man whose appetite for fame and success was insatiable and who was way ahead of his time in his instinct for what worked on TV. 

His daughter believes that his ruthless ambition came at the expense of his wife and family. With contributions from Michael Grade, Eddie Large, Bobby Crush amongst others. 

Wednesday, 11 January 2012, 7:30PM – 8:00PM

A tribute to Leslie Crowther – best known as a TV presenter of hit shows Crackerjack and The Price Is Right. 

From his early days on Crackerjack to his roar of “Come on down” on The Price is Right, Leslie Crowther was a household name for most of his life. He was also a gifted musician and a devoted family man. His wife and five children remember a lot of laughter and jokes at home and an obsession with cricket. With contributions from Michael Grade and Tim Rice amongst others and including rare home footage of the Crowthers at home and on holiday. 

Monday, 26 December 2011, 7:30PM – 8:00PM

Ernie Wise was one part of the most popular and enduring double act this country has ever produced. A successful child star by the time he was twelve, he went on to become a consummate comedian and foil as one half of Morecambe and Wise. 

Behind the scenes, Ernie was a passionate traveller and from the 1950s onwards filmed his travels across Europe with his wife Doreen, and his trips to America and Australia with Eric. 

Using this previously unseen home movie footage and personal photographs, this one hour special reveals a man whose offstage life was as important to him as his fame. Friends, family and co-stars remember him as a charming and loyal friend. 

Wednesday, 22 September 2010, 7:30PM – 8:00PM on ITV1

Terry Scott

ITV has commissioned another series of the successful format ‘The Unforgettable…’ which celebrates the lives of legendary entertainers. The forth in this series will look back at actor and comedian Terry Scott.

Terry Scott was one of TV’s best loved stars, whose extensive showbiz career will be showcased in this 30 minute long documentary. The show will feature archive footage of the comedy favourite in a host of his best loved TV shows, as well as other highlights from his career. As well as featuring many clips there will be special guest interviews from co-stars, family members and friends.

His best-loved role was almost certainly as bumbling Terry Medford in the popular domestic sitcom Happy Ever After (which first aired in 1979, later changing its name to Terry and June), starring alongside June Whitfield. The two played a happily-married, middle-aged, middle-class suburban couple. June wanted a quiet life, but Terry had a knack for getting into difficulties and causing problems which invariably resulted in laugh-out-loud lines (“Jooooon!”) – which were hugely popular with mainstream primetime audiences.
Terry Scott also starred in several of the iconic Carry On films, such as Carry On Camping, Carry On Up The Jungle and Carry On Matron. Carry On Up The Jungle marked his most memorable role in the series as Ugg the Jungle Boy. In Carry On Camping Terry played the hilarious Peter Potter, the man who hates camping but must endure a jolly and domineering wife and in Carry on Matron he played gleefully lecherous Dr Prodd.

Terry Scott also appeared in earlier television hits such as Hugh and was also the voice of Penfold the hamster in the popular 80’s animated series Danger Mouse. As a tireless comedy performer, he was not only one of Britain’s top TV stars, but also a stalwart of theatre ��” and, for many, the quintessential pantomime dame.
The Unforgettable… is a North One production for ITV1 and is commissioned by Elaine Bedell, Director of Entertainment and Comedy, ITV. The executive producer is John Quinn, North One.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010, 7:30PM – 8:00PM on ITV1

The Unforgettable Mollie Sugden

ITV has commissioned another series of the successful format ‘The Unforgettable…’ which celebrates the lives of legendary entertainers. The third in this series will look back at comedy actress Mollie Sugden.

Mollie Sugden was one of the nation’s best loved stars, whose extensive career will be showcased in this 30 minute long documentary. The show will feature archive footage of the comedy favourite in a host of her best loved TV shows, as well as other highlights from her career. As well as featuring many clips there will be special guest interviews from co-stars, family members and friends.

Mollie Sugden was best known for portraying the saleswoman Mrs Slocombe that brought her international fame in the popular, long-running British sitcom sensation Are You Being Served. She also appeared in many other television series, including The Liver Birds and played the returning character Nellie Harvey for over eleven years in Coronation Street.

The Unforgettable… is a North One production for ITV1 and is commissioned by Elaine Bedell, Director of Entertainment and Comedy, ITV. The executive producer is John Quinn, North One.

Sunday, 15 August 2010, 9:00PM – 10:00PM on ITV1

Jeremy Beadle

ITV has commissioned another series of the successful format ‘The Unforgettable…’ which celebrates the lives of legendary entertainers. The second in this series will look back at the king of hidden camera shows, Jeremy Beadle.

Jeremy Beadle was one of the nation’s best loved stars, whose extensive showbiz career will be showcased in this hour long documentary. The show will feature archive footage of the comedy favourite, not only in his best loved TV shows, but in other, less well-known moments from his multi-faceted career. As well as featuring many clips there will be special guest interviews from co-stars, family members and friends which reveal a very different, far more thoughtful man off screen than those who knew him as a mere prankster would have expected.

Jeremy Beadle is best known for his groundbreaking hidden camera show Beadle’s About. The long running series produced some of TV’s most memorable moments and influenced the entire entertainment genre on British television.

He first hit the TV screens on Saturday night’s ratings hit Game For A Laugh alongside Matthew Kelly, Sarah Kennedy and Henry Kelly. As well as presenting, Jeremy also wrote many TV formats including the hugely successful You’ve Been Framed – which he also presented.

The Unforgettable… is a North One production for ITV1 and is commissioned by Elaine Bedell, Director of Entertainment and Comedy, ITV. The executive producer is John Quinn, North One.

Sunday, 8 August 2010, 9:00PM – 10:00PM on ITV1

Bob Monkhouse

ITV has commissioned another series of the successful format ‘The Unforgettable…’ which celebrates the lives of legendary entertainers. The first in this series will look back at comedy legend, actor and presenter Bob Monkhouse.

Bob Monkhouse was one of the nation’s best loved stars, whose extensive showbiz career will be showcased in this hour long documentary. The show will feature archive footage of the comedy favourite in a host of his best loved TV shows, as well as other highlights from his multi-facted career. As well as featuring many clips there will be special guest interviews from co-stars, family members and friends.

Bob Monkhouse began his career as a stand-up comedian but is best known for hosting some of the UK’s best loved TV shows. He was the consummate ringleader on the biggest rating quiz shows including The Golden Shot, Celebrity Squares, Bob’s Full House and Opportunity Knocks, bringing his impeccable comedic timing and unique talent for ‘ad-libbing’ to the forefront.

He also fronted his own chat show called The Bob Monkhouse Show which aired in 1983. As well as big name guests from the worlds of TV and film, it allowed Bob to champion new comedians, giving them a platform from which to attract the viewing public.

The Unforgettable… is a North One production for ITV1 and is commissioned by Elaine Bedell, Director of Entertainment and Comedy, ITV. The executive producer is John Quinn, North One.

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