Television TV

That's Life

Esther Rantzen fronted That's Life, the BBC's consumer affairs program from the 70s through to the early 90s. The show was a mixture of serious consumer issues and humourous features such as photos of oddly-shaped vegetables and a dog that could say "sausages".

It may sound like a bizarre combination but somehow it worked really well and resulted in an eleven year series.

Esther Rantzen helped establish Childline, the UK telephone helpline for children following related items on the programme and also raised awareness of children who desperately needed organ transplants.


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Do You Remember That's Life?

Do You Remember That's Life?

  • Anonymous user
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    im looking for a copy of the dog theo the big black poodle that said iwant one does anyone else remember him he said quite o=alot without assistance
  • Anonymous user
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    who remembers 'That's Life' featuring a new species of animal called a Lirpa Loof ? The thing I recall the most is it did purple poo. (I think) Infact it was one of the presenters dressed in an animal suit & of course it was an APRIL FOOL (spelt backwards)
  • Anonymous user
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    Fab show! Sundays have never been the same since! Highlights: Esther getting arrested whilst handing out Bat Soup, the Cambridge Buskers musical take on the affair, Pat Allen's School of Dancing (and phoney certificates) and the White Lion Hotel in Welshpool, North Wales's ex-directory problems! Loads more I can just about recall. C'mon satellite telly, show this gem!