Share
VIDEOS 1 TO 50
Eamonn Andrews - The Shifting Whispering Sands (1956)
Eamonn Andrews - The Shifting Whispering Sands (1956)
Published: 2012/07/20
Channel: VintageBritishComedy
This is your life - Eamonn Andrews | Thames News
This is your life - Eamonn Andrews | Thames News
Published: 2015/01/19
Channel: Thames News
Eamonn Andrews tributes and Headliners opening titles
Eamonn Andrews tributes and Headliners opening titles
Published: 2007/02/16
Channel: allenjeremy
What
What's My Line? - Eamonn Andrews hosts! Red Buttons; Martin Gabel [panel] (Jun 28, 1959)
Published: 2014/03/04
Channel: What's My Line?
Eamonn Andrews Funeral
Eamonn Andrews Funeral
Published: 2014/11/20
Channel: Thames News
Eamonn Andrews - 29th March 1970
Eamonn Andrews - 29th March 1970
Published: 2017/06/15
Channel: All Our Yesterdays
Susan George on
Susan George on 'This is Your Life' with Eamonn Andrews.
Published: 2013/12/25
Channel: The Susan George Channel
What
What's My Line? BBC - Eamonn Andrews, host - Rare complete episode! (Oct 5, 1957)
Published: 2015/04/05
Channel: What's My Line?
What
What's My Line? - Gil Hodges; Peter Ustinov; Eamonn Andrews & Kitty Carlisle [panel] (May 26, 1963)
Published: 2014/07/08
Channel: What's My Line?
To Tell the Truth - Gemologist; Weight loss club director; PANEL: Eamonn Andrews (Jun 3, 1963)
To Tell the Truth - Gemologist; Weight loss club director; PANEL: Eamonn Andrews (Jun 3, 1963)
Published: 2016/08/16
Channel: To Tell the Truth (CBS)
Eamonn Andrews
Eamonn Andrews 'The Legend Of Wyatt Earp' 1956 78 rpm
Published: 2015/04/10
Channel: OldiesAl
Joe Orton Television Interview 1967
Joe Orton Television Interview 1967
Published: 2012/03/05
Channel: THEORTONCOLLECTIVE
Muhammad Ali on The Eamonn Andrews Show (1966)
Muhammad Ali on The Eamonn Andrews Show (1966)
Published: 2015/08/06
Channel: bill henandez
Eamonn Andrews Show ABC
Eamonn Andrews Show ABC
Published: 2015/06/03
Channel: David Wood
Tommy Cooper surprise guest on This is Your Life
Tommy Cooper surprise guest on This is Your Life
Published: 2015/05/20
Channel: killianM2
Eamonn Andrews This Is Your Life
Eamonn Andrews This Is Your Life
Published: 2011/05/22
Channel: bigredbook24
Eamonn Andrews Show ABC
Eamonn Andrews Show ABC
Published: 2007/02/13
Channel: TvTimes1966
To Tell the Truth - White House head chef; PANEL: Eamonn Andrews, Dana Wynter (May 20, 1958)
To Tell the Truth - White House head chef; PANEL: Eamonn Andrews, Dana Wynter (May 20, 1958)
Published: 2015/08/18
Channel: To Tell the Truth (CBS)
What
What's My Line? - Betty Hutton; Eamonn Andrews [panel] (Jun 1, 1958)
Published: 2014/02/07
Channel: What's My Line?
IVC junction into What
IVC junction into What's My Line? | ITV 08/04/1985 (Easter Monday)
Published: 2016/03/28
Channel: Put The Telly On
Independent Lens | Trials of Muhammad Ali | Muhammad Ali Confronted and Redeemed | PBS
Independent Lens | Trials of Muhammad Ali | Muhammad Ali Confronted and Redeemed | PBS
Published: 2014/04/10
Channel: PBS
This is Your Life - Alan Freeman - 14th Oct 1987
This is Your Life - Alan Freeman - 14th Oct 1987
Published: 2016/01/30
Channel: videolan
Danny La Rue   This Is Your Life 1984 Complete show
Danny La Rue This Is Your Life 1984 Complete show
Published: 2017/02/23
Channel: Video Rarities
What
What's My Line? Eamonn Andrews (1963)
Published: 2014/01/30
Channel: romeman01
What
What's My Line? - Ingemar Johansson; Eamonn Andrews [panel] (Jun 19, 1960)
Published: 2014/03/28
Channel: What's My Line?
Eamonn Andrews
Eamonn Andrews ' The Shifting, Whispering Sands' pts 1&2
Published: 2010/02/15
Channel: OldiesAl
What
What's My Line? - Buddy Hackett; Eamonn Andrews [panel]; Martin Gabel [panel] (Jul 7, 1957)
Published: 2014/01/16
Channel: What's My Line?
The Rolling Stones - Live on the Eamonn Andrews Show 1966
The Rolling Stones - Live on the Eamonn Andrews Show 1966
Published: 2017/04/05
Channel: Michael Reid
Whats My Line? BBC Eamonn Andrews, host Rare complete episode! (Oct 5, 1957)
Whats My Line? BBC Eamonn Andrews, host Rare complete episode! (Oct 5, 1957)
Published: 2017/07/18
Channel: Aaron Coley
To Tell the Truth - Eamonn Andrews; Bubblegum blowing champ (Jul 2, 1957)
To Tell the Truth - Eamonn Andrews; Bubblegum blowing champ (Jul 2, 1957)
Published: 2015/07/02
Channel: To Tell the Truth (CBS)
What
What's My Line? - Debbie Reynolds; Eamonn Andrews [panel] (May 24, 1959)
Published: 2014/03/01
Channel: What's My Line?
To Tell the Truth - Woman surgeon; Tallest twins in history; PANEL: Eamonn Andrews (May 27, 1958)
To Tell the Truth - Woman surgeon; Tallest twins in history; PANEL: Eamonn Andrews (May 27, 1958)
Published: 2017/02/06
Channel: To Tell the Truth (CBS)
What
What's My Line? - A man runs onstage - Milton Berle; Eamonn Andrews [panel] (May 10, 1959)
Published: 2014/02/28
Channel: What's My Line?
What
What's My Line? - Franklin Heller; Pat Suzuki; Eamonn Andrews [panel] (May 17, 1959)
Published: 2014/03/01
Channel: What's My Line?
Kenny Everett - Thames Television - Today
Kenny Everett - Thames Television - Today
Published: 2010/09/22
Channel: ThamesTv
What
What's My Line? - Elaine May & Mike Nichols; Eamonn Andrews [panel] (Jun 26, 1960)
Published: 2014/03/28
Channel: What's My Line?
This Is Your Life Eamonn Andrews Roll Back The Years TV Ad
This Is Your Life Eamonn Andrews Roll Back The Years TV Ad
Published: 2017/03/20
Channel: belfast jack
Soft Machine - Slightly All The Time / Out-Bloody-Rageous / Eamonn Andrews
Soft Machine - Slightly All The Time / Out-Bloody-Rageous / Eamonn Andrews
Published: 2017/03/20
Channel: Caio Guilherme
What
What's My Line? - Olivia de Havilland; Eamonn Andrews [panel] (May 25, 1958)
Published: 2014/02/07
Channel: What's My Line?
Eamonn Andrews - The Shifting Whispering Sands
Eamonn Andrews - The Shifting Whispering Sands
Published: 2008/08/23
Channel: debbie62140
This Is Your life George Best  Northern Ireland
This Is Your life George Best Northern Ireland's Football Hero
Published: 2014/04/17
Channel: belfast jack
To Tell the Truth - NY Yankees bat boy; PANEL: Eamonn Andrews; HOST: Ralph Bellamy (Jul 30, 1957)
To Tell the Truth - NY Yankees bat boy; PANEL: Eamonn Andrews; HOST: Ralph Bellamy (Jul 30, 1957)
Published: 2015/07/08
Channel: To Tell the Truth (CBS)
John Lennon & Yoko Ono on The Eamonn Andrews Show, 1969 (Audio only)
John Lennon & Yoko Ono on The Eamonn Andrews Show, 1969 (Audio only)
Published: 2015/06/20
Channel: grodvin
Eamonn Andrews presents this is your life Reg Varney
Eamonn Andrews presents this is your life Reg Varney
Published: 2017/03/25
Channel: Scott Awcock
Eamonn Andrews
Eamonn Andrews
Published: 2015/01/19
Channel: Soft Machine - Topic
Muhammad Ali -"This is your Life"
Muhammad Ali -"This is your Life"
Published: 2011/06/28
Channel: ibhof2
Eamonn Andrews & the Voices of Vernons - The Ship That Never Sailed / The Magic Tree (1957)
Eamonn Andrews & the Voices of Vernons - The Ship That Never Sailed / The Magic Tree (1957)
Published: 2012/07/20
Channel: VintageBritishComedy
Soft Machine - Out Bloody Rageous; Eamonn Andrews; All White; Kings & Queens; Teeth; Pigling Bland
Soft Machine - Out Bloody Rageous; Eamonn Andrews; All White; Kings & Queens; Teeth; Pigling Bland
Published: 2017/08/20
Channel: Suha Önder
Eamonn Andrews in C - 3 chords and variations
Eamonn Andrews in C - 3 chords and variations
Published: 2016/01/16
Channel: Impressions SoftMachine
Eamonn Andrews (Live)
Eamonn Andrews (Live)
Published: 2015/03/26
Channel: Soft Machine - Topic
NEXT
GO TO RESULTS [51 .. 100]

WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Eamonn Andrews
CBE
Born (1922-12-19)19 December 1922
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Died 5 November 1987(1987-11-05) (aged 64)
London, England
Cause of death Heart failure
Nationality Irish
Occupation Television and radio presenter
Spouse(s) Gráinne Bourke (m. 1951–1987; his death)
Children 3 adopted children
Relatives Noel Andrews (brother)

Eamonn Andrews, CBE (19 December 1922 – 5 November 1987) was an Irish radio and television presenter, employed primarily in Great Britain from the 1950s-1980's. From 1960 to 1964 he chaired the Radio Éireann Authority (now the RTÉ Authority), which oversaw the introduction of a state television service to the Republic of Ireland.

Early life[edit]

Andrews was born in Synge Street, Dublin, and educated at Synge Street CBS. He began his career as a clerk in an insurance office. He was a keen amateur boxer and won the Irish junior middleweight title in 1944.[1]

Broadcasting career[edit]

In 1946 he became a full-time freelance sports commentator, working for Radio Éireann, Ireland's state broadcaster. In 1950, he began presenting programmes for the BBC, being particularly well known for boxing commentaries, and soon became one of television's most popular presenters.[1] The following year, the game show What's My Line? began and Andrews was the host.[2]

Throughout the 1950s, he commentated on the major British heavyweight fights on the BBC Light Programme, with inter-round summaries by W. Barrington Dalby. On 20 January 1956, he reached No 18 in the UK Singles Chart with a "spoken narrative" recording named "The Shifting Whispering Sands (Parts 1 & 2)", which was produced by George Martin with musical backing by the Ron Goodwin Orchestra, released by Parlophone as catalogue number R 4106, a double-sided 78rpm record.[3] The song later reappeared on Kenny Everett's compilation album The World's Worst Record Show, which was released in June 1978.

Between 1955 and 1964, he presented the long-running Sports Report on BBC's Light Programme (now Radio 2). In 1965, he left the BBC to join the ITV contractor ABC, where he pioneered the talk show format in the UK. He hosted a chat show on ITV, The Eamonn Andrews Show for five years.[4] He was known for coming up with off-the-cuff linkings that did not work – such as: "Speaking of cheese sandwiches, have you come far?" This was parodied by the character Seamus Android on Round the Horne in the 1960s, performed by Bill Pertwee. In the 1960s and 1970s he presented Thames Television's Today news magazine programme.[5]

He was probably best known as the presenter of the UK version of This Is Your Life, between its inception in 1955 and his death in 1987, when he was succeeded by Michael Aspel (who had also succeeded Andrews as the host of Crackerjack more than twenty years earlier). Andrews was the first This Is Your Life subject on British television when he was surprised by the show's creator, Ralph Edwards. Andrews also created a long-running panel game called Whose Baby? that originally ran on the BBC and later on ITV. He was a regular presenter of the early Miss World pageants.[1][2]

Andrews' chaired the Radio Éireann Authority (now the RTÉ Authority) between 1960 and 1964, overseeing the introduction of state television to the Republic of Ireland and establishing the broadcaster as an independent semi-state body. About this time, he also acquired a number of business interests in Ireland, including recording studios and a dance hall.[1]

Death[edit]

After months of illness during 1987, originally caused by a virus contracted during a plane journey (but which was not recognised at the time), Andrews died from heart failure on 5 November 1987 aged 64 at the Cromwell Hospital in London.

(He had recorded his last edition of This Is Your Life six days previously on 30 October 1987. After his death, the show, and two others that had yet to be broadcast, were postponed until, with his widow's permission, they were broadcast in January 1988).

A funeral service was held for Andrews at St. Anne's Church in Portmarnock where he had his home, and his body was buried in Balgriffin Cemetery to the north of Dublin.[6] A memorial mass was held for him in Westminster Cathedral.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Andrews married Gráinne in 1951. They raised three adopted children.[8]

Civic recognition[edit]

For his work in British broadcasting Andrews was awarded an honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1970.[9]

Andrews' contribution to radio in the United Kingdom is commemorated in the Radio Academy Hall of Fame.

Television credits[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Boylan, Henry (1998). A Dictionary of Irish Biography, 3rd Edition. Dublin: Gill and MacMillan. p. 5. ISBN 0-7171-2945-4. 
  2. ^ a b Eamonn Andrews on IMDb
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London, UK: Guinness World Records Ltd. p. 24. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  4. ^ "The Eamonn Andrews Show (1964–1969)", IMDb.
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ Entry for Andrews on the Findagrave online site. https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=116038796
  7. ^ 'TV star Eamonn Andrews loved Porthmarnock home', 'Fingal Independent', 24 September 2004.
  8. ^ Interview with his daughters, broadcast on RTE1, 23 June 2012.
  9. ^ 'Andrews' Death cast doubt upon the future of his show', 'The Guardian', 6 November 1987.

External links[edit]

Disclaimer

None of the audio/visual content is hosted on this site. All media is embedded from other sites such as GoogleVideo, Wikipedia, YouTube etc. Therefore, this site has no control over the copyright issues of the streaming media.

All issues concerning copyright violations should be aimed at the sites hosting the material. This site does not host any of the streaming media and the owner has not uploaded any of the material to the video hosting servers. Anyone can find the same content on Google Video or YouTube by themselves.

The owner of this site cannot know which documentaries are in public domain, which has been uploaded to e.g. YouTube by the owner and which has been uploaded without permission. The copyright owner must contact the source if he wants his material off the Internet completely.

Powered by YouTube
Wikipedia content is licensed under the GFDL and (CC) license