Next Episode of The TV That Made Me is
Brian Conley journeys through the fantastic world of television with celebrities as they choose the TV moments that have shaped their lives.
Brian is joined on the sofa by John Thomson. John talks about how his love of horror helped bring him closer to his Dad. And why the 1960s Batman series felt like such a treat. Will Brian be able to help John resolve his hatred of Bungle from Rainbow? John will also be talking about how he feels about the return of Cold Feet.
Brian is joined on the sofa by Dame Esther Rantzen. Brian transports Esther back to her childhood with 1950s television. We find out which iconic American television show gave Esther her laughs, and which 1960s gritty drama made a huge impression on her. Esther will be talking about the start of consumer television and why the little box in the corner is a powerful tool for our lives.
Brian is joined on the sofa by John Prescott. We find out why John's memories of the Queen's coronation were not so found, and how his admiration for a politician influenced him in those early days. He will talk about his favourite cop drama featuring his favourite actor, Brian Blessed.
Brian is joined by Nina Wadia. Nina talks about her love for an American classic, Moonlighting, featuring a young Bruce Willis. Brian will show her some clips of Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, a show which had a big influence on her. The actress will also discuss her role on the legendary sketch show, Goodness Gracious Me.
Brian is joined on the sofa by Mariella Frostrup. We found out about her love a children's show featuring a cross-eyed lion, and how it made a huge impression on her during those early days. Mariella talks about her close-up with a comedy legend. She will also talk about what it was like to work on shows like Absolutely Fabulous.
John Hannah joins Brian Conley on the sofa as they chat about The Champions, The Sweeney and Brian shows John a clip of his big break in a gritty drama.
Alison Hammond joins Brian Conley on the sofa.
Johnny Ball joins Brian Conley on the sofa.
Alex Jones joins Brian Conley on the sofa.
Joe Swash joins Brian Conley on the sofa.
Brian is joined by Myleene Klass. Brian makes a visit to television classic Fraggle Rock as well as paying homage to Australia soap Neighbours. Brian and Myleene revisit The Wonder Years, which had a big influence on a young Myleene.
Brian is joined by Richard Ridings.
Brian is joined by Paul Martin.
Brian is joined by Kirsty Wark.
Brian is joined by Amanda Abbington.
Actor Anita Dobson joins Brian Conley on the sofa to talk about the TV that helped make her the person she is today. With both Fred and Ginger and Television Dancing Club amongst her TV choices, it's no surprise when she and Brian take to the floor to show off their own dancing skills. The question is, what prompts Brian to produce a banana xylophone and can he persuade Anita to play it? Plus the seminal moment on EastEnders when Dirty Den presents Angie with divorce papers, and we find out which children's programme launched Anita's TV career.
Good Morning Britain's Richard Arnold joins Brian Conley on the sofa to talk about the TV that shaped him. They start with a visit to Hector's House, before Brian ramps up the nostalgia when he presents Richard with a dressing gown as part of a Dallas-themed homage. The fashion theme continues when Brian surprises Richard with a clip of House of Eliott, before revealing the iconic car advertisement that left a mark on Richard. Plus a tribute to one of the greatest broadcasters ever to grace these shores, Sir Terry Wogan. Richard talks openly about his childhood and the stars that inspired him to become an entertainment journalist. Plus his first big break in television on The Sunday Show.
TV chef Rachel Khoo joins Brian Conley on the sofa to talk about the TV that helped shape the person she is today. Brian finds out if Rachel can channel her inner Jilly Goolden when he gives her a wine tasting test. Will her taste buds be a match for the queen of wine? From a lasagne-loving cat to a duck that lived in a broom cupboard, this show has no end of surprises. Just don't mention duck a l'orange.
Presenter Kate Garraway joins Brian Conley on the sofa to talk about the TV that made her the person she is today. She explains which finger puppets hold a special place in her heart, which daytime TV show helped her fall in love with television and looks back at the fashion drama that had a huge influence on her as a teenager. Kate talks candidly about her career and opens up on her big break, when the nation woke up to her presenting alongside Eamonn Holmes.
Sports broadcaster Hazel Irvine joins Brian Conley on the sofa to talk about the TV that made her the person she is today. Proceedings start with a look back at the 1972 Olympics, an event that made headlines both on and off the track, whilst also cementing a young Hazel's love for sport. There's even time for a spot of indoor golf as Hazel reveals what it was like to become the youngest ever presenter of iconic sports programme Grandstand.
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