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Norman Wisdom: His Story

Documentary telling the life story of Norman Wisdom, from street urchin to knight of the realm, through interviews with his children, and actors and directors who worked with him.

From street urchin to knight of the realm - the story of Norman Wisdom, who used to be one of the biggest film stars in the UK, portraying a man who rarely stepped out of character in public, and whose highly individual comic style hid the private tragedy of his early life.

The actor's life story is told through the people who knew him well - his son and daughter Nick and Jacqui Wisdom, his daughter-in-law Kim, film director Stephen Frears, actors Ricky Tomlinson, Leslie Phillips and Honor Blackman, and singer Dame Vera Lynn.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 27 Dec 2018 21:00

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Role Contributor
Narrator Terence Stamp
Producer Sally Norris
Participant Stephen Frears
Participant Ricky Tomlinson
Participant Leslie Phillips
Participant Honor Blackman
Participant Vera Lynn
Participant Nick Wisdom
Participant Jacqui Wisdom