PREVIEW: Jennifer Saunders’ Memory Lane, ITV
Jennifer Saunders slips behind the wheel of a classic red Jaguar E-Type for this special show for ITV.
Joined in the passenger seat by guest Hollywood actor Michael Sheen, Jennifer drives him on an emotional journey through his own past. With cameras inside the car, every intimate moment is captured as Michael and Jennifer visit places and people that have helped shape the global star he is today.
Michael’s revealing journey down Memory Lane takes Jennifer through the streets of Port Talbot where he grew up, stopping at key locations for personal stories from his childhood right up to the present day. Drawing on evocative family photos and colourful local archive, Michael’s recollections are by turns funny, surprising and incredibly poignant.
Port Talbot is famed for its industrial heritage and striking skyline, yet has also produced some of the greatest Welsh actors of all time – Richard Burton, Anthony Hopkins and now Michael Sheen.
What is it about this remarkable town, and Michael’s path through it, that is such a catalyst for success? And having lived the life of a movie star in Los Angeles, walking the red carpets of London, Cannes and more, what motivated Michael to come home and resettle in South Wales?
With her wit, charm and empathy – alongside a great love of cars – Jennifer is the perfect host for this celebration of a journey through her guest’s past.
This is the journey of a lifetime, his lifetime and there is no better guide and confidante than Jennifer.