Longtime BBC Host David Jacobs Passes
September 3, 2013 at 3:59 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of BBC RADIO 2 host DAVID JACOBS, who died MONDAY (9/2) at 87. He had been battling liver cancer and Parkinson's disease over the past two years.
JACOBS had been with the BBC on radio and TV since the early 1950s after serving in the ROYAL NAVY and working with the BRITISH FORCES BROADCASTING SERVICE. He hosted "JUKE BOX JURY" on BBC television in 1959-67 and was among the four original hosts of "TOP OF THE POPS" in 1964 and hosted "WHAT'S MY LINE?" for its 1973 revival on BBC2.
On radio, he hosted "PICK OF THE POPS" on the old BBC LIGHT PROGRAMME in 1957-61, RADIO 4's "ANY QUESTIONS?" in 1967-84, and various shows on RADIO 2, including a midday show in the late '80s and a SUNDAY night show, "THE DAVID JACOBS COLLECTION," from 1998 until a few weeks before his passing. His last show aired on AUGUST 4th.