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The Paul Daniels Magic Show - BBC1 - Easter 1985
It's fashionable now to sneer at Paul Daniels, and perhaps his particular brand of showbiz has rather passed by, but it's easy to forget that in his day he was a huge star and pulled in massive audiences.
This show won the Golden Rose of Montreux award for TV light entertainment. Its big finale was a circus-themed production number complete with elephant, horse, human cannonball, clowns and dancers. And Daniels sings...
The guests are juggling troupe Air Jazz, the Twycross Chimps, and Tom Noddy, who does startling things with soap bubbles:
The Lovely Debbie McGee is also present, but not as prominently as she would later be.
The Paul Daniels Magic Show
447MB 512x384 40 mins 21 secs
Digitised from an off-air VHS recording.
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