Wednesday 10 January 2018

Anita Harris: This Is Your Life!

It's time once again to dip in the archives of the classic television show, This Is Your Life. Today, we're going right back to early 1982 as host Eamonn Andrews surprises the gorgeous Anita Harris with the big red book and the story of her life and career.

Another lovely half hour, this has made me realise how much I miss this iconic show. Anita is surprised in the foyer of the Talk of the Town theatre in London's West End and at that point she was at the height of her fame. The legendary British singer was starring in an endless run of musical theatre and cabaret shows. Surrounded by her husband, parents and siblings, it's a lovely tribute and showcases just what a genuinely nice person Anita is.

Of course we remember Anita best for her starring roles in two Carry On films made fifteen years earlier. In 1967 she played Cork Tip in Carry On Follow That Camel opposite Bernard Bresslaw, Phil Silvers and Jim Dale. Later that year she played Nurse Clark in one of my favourites, Carry On Doctor. 

You can watch Anita's This Is Your Life here:

And as an extra special treat, here's another more recent video which sees Anita reflect on her appearance on the show and her career at the time it was broadcast:


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