Entertainment & Arts

In Pictures: Paul Daniels 1938 - 2016

Image caption Daniels' TV career began in the late 70s after he appeared in a talent show. He is seen here on Boxing Day 1978 introducing Disney Time
Image caption The Paul Daniels Magic Show, which brought the magician widespread fame, ran from 1979 to 1994. He said he was surprised to feel a "huge relief" when it was finally cancelled
Image caption Daniels was a Saturday night staple for BBC viewers throughout the 1980s, with shows including Every Second Counts. He was also known for his catchphrases, including "Now that's magic!" and "You're going to like this - not a lot - but you'll like it!"
Image caption Daniels turned quiz show host in Odd One Out, a light-hearted weekly word game which launched in 1982 on BBC One
Image caption In 1988, Daniels married to his former assistant Debbie McGee, seen here in The Paul Daniels Magic Show in 1992
Image caption Their act included plenty of costumes - including these matching baby outfits
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Image caption Daniels published a book entitled Adult Magic in 1989, which included basic tips and tricks for aspiring magicians
Image caption In 2001, Daniels appeared with his wife in a documentary in which they attempted to hit the big time in the United States
Image caption Filmmaker Louis Theroux also made a documentary about the couple as part of his 2001 When Louis Met... series, in which he followed them as they launched a ballet school
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Image caption Daniels joined writer and comedian Barry Cryer (left) and former Catchphrase presenter Roy Walker in 2011 to launch an arts festival on London's South Bank
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Image caption Daniels continued to make regular public appearances with McGee until he was diagnosed with a brain tumour earlier this year

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