The Two Of Us - My Life With John Thaw

Sheila Hancock reads from her enthralling new book about her deep and passionate partnership with her late husband, John Thaw.

Episodes

EpisodeFirst
Broadcast
RepeatedComments
012004101820100222 BT=1445 (BBC7)
20100222 (BBC7)
20110214 (BBC7)
20111010 (BBC7)
20120820 (BBC7)

TODAY, she tells of Sheila, the girl, and John, the boy, in their very different starts to life, framed by her diaries of their maturity.

The actress reads the story of her and John Thaw's individual beginnings, framed by her diaries of their deep and passionate partnership.

The actress reads the story of her and John Thaw's individual beginnings.

022004101920100223 BT=1445 (BBC7)
20100223 (BBC7)
20110215 (BBC7)
20111011 (BBC7)
20120821 (BBC7)

Sheila's story reaches the stage of her life when she has determined to go on the stage, while in the diaries of her maturity her husband John Thaw begins to have trouble with his voice, having played Captain Hook in Peter Pan.

The actress recalls her determination to go on the stage, while her diaries recall her partner's troubles after 'Captain Hook'.

The actress recalls her determination to go on the stage, and her partner's troubles.

032004102020100224 BT=1445 (BBC7)
20100224 (BBC7)
20110216 (BBC7)
20111012 (BBC7)
20120822 (BBC7)

In their past, Sheila and John Thaw come together as actors, with the promise of something more.

In her diaries of their lives together, they are devastated when John is diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus.

In their past, the pair come together as actors, with the promise of something more.

But her diaries recall later devastation.

In their past, the pair come together as actors, with the promise of something more. But her diaries recall later devastation.

042004102120100225 BT=1445 (BBC7)
20100225 (BBC7)
20110217 (BBC7)
20111013 (BBC7)
20120823 (BBC7)

Sheila's diaries record that John Thaw's cancer is terminal.

In the past, her story of their lives together records some rocky years, with alcohol threatening their union.

The actress's diaries record the verdict on her partner's cancer.

In the past, her story recalls the rocky years with alcohol.

The actress's diaries record the verdict on his cancer and the rocky years with alcohol.

The actress' diaries record the verdict on her partner's cancer.

The actress' diaries record the verdict on his cancer and the rocky years with alcohol.

The actress's diaries record the verdict on her partner's cancer. In the past, her story recalls the rocky years with alcohol.

05 LAST2004102220100226 BT=1445 (BBC7)
20100226 (BBC7)
20110218 (BBC7)
20111014 (BBC7)
20120824 (BBC7)

In the past, John Thaw has given up alcohol for good; in the present, Sheila confronts her grief at his death, and learns something new about his life.

In the past, John has given up alcohol for good - while later after his death, the actress confronts her grief.

John has given up alcohol for good.

After his death, the actress confronts her grief.