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David Jacobs

Broadcaster and presenter David Jacobs, whose career spanned seven decades, died aged 87 on 2 September 2013

BBC News looks back at the career of David Jacobs

David's major radio credits include: 'Housewives' Choice', 'Journey Into Space', 'BBC Jazz Club', 'Pick of the Pops', 'Saturday Show Band Show', 'Any Questions?', 'Any Answers?' (17 years) and 'Melodies For You' (12 years). His daily lunchtime BBC Radio 2 programmes ran for six years. He was also a founder member of Capital Radio.

His television credits include: 'Make Up Your Mind', 'Tell The Truth', 'Juke Box Jury', 'Top Of The Pops', 'David Jacobs Words and Music', 'Saturday Night With David Jacobs', 'Where Are They Now?', 'What's My Line?', 'Who, What Or Where?', 'Wednesday Show', 'Wednesday Magazine', 'Eurovision Song Contest', 'A Song For Europe', 'Miss World', 'Come Dancing', 'Questions', 'Primetime', 'Holiday Destinations' and 'Countdown'.

As an actor, David played the part of Laurie in the first serialisation for television of 'Little Women.' He has made numerous film appearances, and for several years was a commentator on British Movietone News. He is also the author of 'Jacobs Ladder', the best-seller 'Caroline', and 'Any Questions?' with Michael Bowen.

David was voted Britain's Top Disc Jockey for six years, both for the BBC and Radio Luxembourg. He was the Variety Club Of Great Britain TV Personality Of The Year in 1960 as well as the BBC Radio Personality Of The Year in 1975 - one of the few artists to make the double. In 1984 he received the Sony Gold Award for his outstanding contribution to radio over the years (and was subsequently admitted to the Sony Hall of Fame). He also achieved the Richard Martin Award for exceptional service in the cause of animal welfare.

In 1996 he was awarded a CBE, the same year he celebrated his 70th birthday.

David Jacobs

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