The talented Paul Daniels and his lovely wife Debbie McGee were once on top of the world as the most famous magic duo in the United Kingdom with a decades-long running TV show. Sadly, he died just over a month after being diagnosed with brain cancer at age 77. McGee recently discussed his last days in a TV interview as reported in the Daily Express.
Paul Daniels was one of television’s most prolific magicians, and the host of a BBC program called The Paul Daniels Magic Show, which ran from 1979 through 1994. The show featured illusions of all kinds, as well as special segments exposing tricks con artists used. Each year, Daniels would host a Christmas special, many of which have been archived on YouTube. Spend your lazy Sunday watching this one from 1980, which shows Daniels working the crowd with a variety of Christmas-themed magic and his trademark charm.