There is no denying that Paul Daniels is one of the true luminaries in our magic community. But not just a celebrity among magicians, according to one local English newspaper, Paul was once the most recognizable person in the U.K. second only to Prince Charles.
I caught up with Paul on the "Twelfth Night" while he was taking down his Christmas decorations for the season. He had contacted me shortly after I published the 200th podcast, "How The Grinch Stole Christmas". He wrote to say how much he and Debbie enjoyed the telling of that story and particularly that I had used our mutual friend, Eugene Burger, as the voice of the Grinch. That started a correspondence that led to this Skype chat. The time differential between Houston and England is six hours so we had to coordinate our schedules in order to have plenty of time to chat without having to hurry. Paul was most gracious and open to working with me to record this podcast.
Paul will be one of the featured Guests of Honor at this year's Magi-Fest in Columbus, Ohio. Be sure to click on the banner link at the bottom of this blog for more information. If you have not viewed one of Paul's TV shows, then you can enjoy this full length video below of one of his shows, originally broadcast in 1990.
In this first of a two part podcast, International Magic Star, Paul Daniels, shares some stories about his long career in television, those who consulted for him in his "think tank", his Christmas Specials, and more.
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