David Jacobs

David Jacobs

  So Goodbye! then, David Jacobs, who has died aged 87. He was one of Britain’s best-known and popular broadcasters, having had a long-running career on both television and radio with the BBC. However, he is probably best-known for being one of the few broadcasters of his era currently not linked with Operation Yew Tree……

David Frost

Sir David Frost

So Goodbye, Good Evening and Welcome! then, Sir David Frost, who has died of a heart attack on board a cruise ship. of all places. This most over-blown of TV “personalities” had a career lasting over six decades, notwithstanding that his father was a typically enlightened Methodist preacher, who banned Sunday newspapers and television from his…

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Bruce Springsteen and Sir Paul McCartney

So Goodbye! then, the appalling noise emanating from Bruce Springsteen and Sir Paul McCartney, as the organisers of the Hard Rock Calling event in London’s Hyde Park somewhat peremptorily switch off their microphones in compliance with the terms of their licence from Westminster Council. As is Continue reading

Neville as Baron Munchausen

John Neville

So Goodbye & Farewell! then, thespian John Neville, who has died aged 86. Neville as Baron Munchausen Neville achieved some early renown as a leading Shakespearean actor with the Old Vic in the 1950s, but was perhaps best-known for his starring title role in Terry Gilliam’s disastrous 1988 film, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen… Continue reading

Sir James Wilson Vincent Savile, OBE, KCSG

Sir James Wilson Vincent Savile, OBE, KCSG

So Goodbye! then, Sir James Wilson Vincent Savile, OBE, KCSG, who has died at the age of nearly 85. Sir James Wilson Vincent Savile, OBE, KCSG He was reputed (largely by himself) to have been the first-ever disc-jockey, but in our estimation, was a man so utterly devoid of talent, charm or intelligence that… Continue reading