The Paul Daniels Magic Show

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The Paul Daniels Magic Show
The Paul Daniels Magic Show 1994 Titlecard.jpg
1994 Titlecard
Genre Magic
Starring Paul Daniels
Debbie McGee
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 15
1 (Paul Daniels Secrets)
No. of episodes 120 (series)
21 (specials)
5 (compilations)
8 (Secrets)
Production
Running time 60 mins
Release
Original network BBC1
Picture format 4:3
Original release 31 December 1977 (1977-12-31)
9 June 1979 (1979-06-09) – 18 June 1994 (1994-06-18)
Chronology
Related shows Paul Daniels Secrets

The Paul Daniels Magic Show was a British magic show presented by entertainer and magician Paul Daniels that aired on BBC1 from 9 June 1979 to 18 June 1994.[1][2] Daniels' assistant throughout the series was Debbie McGee, whom he married in 1988.[3] At its peak in the 1980s, the show regularly attracted viewing figures of 15 million and was sold to 43 countries.[4][5][6][7][8]

Transmissions[edit]

Original series[edit]

Series Start date End date Episodes
1 9 June 1979 22 June 1979 4
2 13 September 1980 18 October 1980 6
3 26 September 1981 28 November 1981 6
4 6 October 1982 20 November 1982 8
5 15 October 1983 3 December 1983 8
6 1 September 1984 20 October 1984 8
7 7 September 1985 9 November 1985 10
8 6 January 1986 14 February 1986 9
9 2 January 1988 27 February 1988 9
10 7 January 1989 25 February 1989 8
11 6 January 1990 24 February 1990 8
12 5 January 1991 2 March 1991 9
13 11 January 1992 7 March 1992 9
14 2 January 1993 27 February 1993 9
15 2 April 1994 18 June 1994 9

Specials[edit]

Date Entitle
31 December 1977 (Special produced by Granada TV)
22 December 1979 Christmas Special
25 December 1980 The Paul Daniels Magic Christmas Show
25 December 1981 Paul Daniels Magical Christmas
25 December 1982 The Paul Daniels Magic Christmas Show
26 December 1983 The Paul Daniels Magic Christmas Show
25 December 1984 The Paul Daniels Magic Christmas Show
6 April 1985 The Paul Daniels Magic Easter Show
26 December 1985 The Paul Daniels Magic Christmas Show
27 December 1986 The Paul Daniels Magic Christmas Show
31 October 1987 Paul Daniels Live at Hallowe'en
26 December 1987 The Paul Daniels Magic Christmas Show
31 October 1988 Paul Daniels Live at Hallowe'en
26 December 1988 The Paul Daniels Magic Christmas Show
26 December 1989 The Paul Daniels Magic Show
24 December 1990 The Paul Daniels Magic Show Christmas Edition
22 March 1991 The First Ten Years
28 December 1991 The Paul Daniels Magic Show Festive Edition
24 December 1992 The Paul Daniels Magic Show Festive Edition
28 December 1993 The Paul Daniels Christmas Magic Show

Compilations[edit]

Date Entitle
12 April 1982 The Best of Paul Daniels 1981
4 April 1983 The Best of Paul Daniels 1982
3 April 1984 The Best of Paul Daniels
3 January 1985 Paul Daniels Magic Moments - Best of Series 6
5 May 1986 Paul Daniels Million Pound Magic - Best of Series 7

Paul Daniels Secrets[edit]

Special[edit]

Date Entitle
29 December 1994 Secrets Festive

Series[edit]

Series Start date End date Episodes
1 15 November 1995 17 January 1996 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lefort, Rebecca (16 January 2011). "Magician Paul Daniels sells thousands of pounds worth of props on eBay". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Weathers, Helen; Clarke, Natalie (29 December 2012). "Paul Daniels, his 300 conquests and the online confession about a schoolgirl that vanished - as if by magic". London: Daily Mail. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Paul Daniels: TV magician dies after brain tumour diagnosis". BBC News. Retrieved 2016-03-31. 
  4. ^ "Paul Daniels: His Story | Tyne Tees - ITV News". Itv.com. 2016-03-17. Retrieved 2016-03-31. 
  5. ^ Stephen Dixon. "Paul Daniels obituary | UK news". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-03-31. 
  6. ^ Anthony Hayward. "Paul Daniels: Magician and presenter who commanded British airwaves with a show that attracted up to 17m viewers | Obituaries | News". The Independent. Retrieved 2016-03-31. 
  7. ^ "Paul Daniels, magician - obituary". Telegraph.co.uk. 2016-03-17. Retrieved 2016-03-31. 
  8. ^ "Paul Daniels". The Times. 2016-03-18. Retrieved 2016-03-31. 

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