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This is Your Life - John Walker

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1985

After days of elaborate subterfuge, host Bob Parker, with his trademark red book, ambushes champion middle distance runner John Walker at a dinner at Trillos nightclub. A week earlier, Walker had become the first person to run 100 sub-four minute miles. Parker leads him through a career that also includes his mile world record, the epic 1974 Commonwealth Games 1,500 metres final and Olympic gold at Montreal in 1976. Those paying pay tribute in person or via satellite include athletics superstars Filbert Bayi, Sebastian Coe, Steve Scott and Peter Snell.

You wouldn’t believe what I’ve been through to get here tonight. You know something? I was supposed to be meeting Prince Charles. I’ve even got my speech prepared
– John Walker

Key Cast & Crew

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Malcolm Kemp

Director, Producer

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Bob Parker

Writer, Presenter, Production Associate

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Graham Veitch

Associate Producer

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Colin Bache

Camera

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Bernie Cleal

Camera

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Graeme Stark

Camera

See all 11 credits

Acknowledgements

Thanks to format creator and rights holder Ralph Edwards Productions; John Walker, New Zealand Olympic Committee and Bob Parker, for allowing NZ On Screen to show this title and  reproduce stills and footage featured in the programme on this website. 

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