The UK version of the popular US show. Eamonn Andrews (later Michael Aspel) surprises celebrities by presenting them with the Big Red Book before taking them into the studio to tell viewers... See full summary »

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Eamonn Andrews Eamonn Andrews ...  Himself - Presenter / ... 506 episodes, 1955-1987
Michael Aspel Michael Aspel ...  Himself - Presenter / ... 231 episodes, 1975-2003
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The UK version of the popular US show. Eamonn Andrews (later Michael Aspel) surprises celebrities by presenting them with the Big Red Book before taking them into the studio to tell viewers the story of their life, featuring guest appearances by members of their family, friends and colleagues. Written by Anonymous

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29 July 1955 (UK) See more »

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Only three people have turned down the red book: footballer Danny Blanchflower, author Richard Gordon and comedian Bill Oddie, although Gordon was later persuaded to appear, and Oddie later changed his mind. Noel Gallagher is also reported to have said, "Stuff your red book." See more »

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Referenced in Derek: Christmas Special (2014) See more »

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Biography of the stars...
22 November 1999 | by DudlesSee all my reviews

Although initially a spin off from the US series of the same name, so far the UK version has outlasted it by 38 years and still going strong.

Every week a celebrity is suprised and has their own mini-biography read of the "big red book", including re-meeting many of the people they've worked with/met along the way.

Although of course you don't get a celebrity you like each week it's always interesting descovering the early career of someone you've seen on TV for years.


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