James Moir presents a tribute to David Jacobs CBE, the doyen of British broadcasters who died last year. This colourful, candid profile is put on the record mostly by David himself, with interviews and tributes from a host of friends and colleagues. It's also illustrated by a wealth of archive and music.
David started his broadcasting career in the Royal Navy in 1944. Shipped to Ceylon, he broadcast on Radio SEAC and in 1947 joined the BBC. His radio credits included Housewives' Choice, BBC Jazz Club, Pick of the Pops, Saturday Show Band Show, Melodies For You, Any Questions?, Any Answers? , a daily Radio 2 show and The David Jacobs Collection.
His TV credits included 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, and Countdown.
David Jacobs: On The Record is introduced by James Moir (former Head of Light Entertainment Group BBC TV and former Controller of Radio 2) and features interviews and tributes from Michael Bowen, Field Marshall Lord Bramall, Ken Bruce, Desmond Carrington, Charles Chilton, Michael Crawford, Dame Judi Dench, Chris Evans, Sir Peter Hall, Dame Vera Lynn, Brian Matthew, Pete Murray, Lord Rix (actor Brian Rix), Carole Stone, June Whitfield, Ann Widdecombe and Michael Winner.
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