David Bell: ‘Legendary maestro of TV variety’
Jimmy Cricket has been delving into the archives again to fondly remember those with whom he has worked.
With the coronavirus pandemic meaning no shows for the foreseeable future, comic Jimmy has been looking through his old photographs.
And he found the picture above of the late David Bell, who was one of British television’s best light entertainment producers.
Award-winning David died aged 53 in June 1990 at his London home after being ill for several months.
The Scotsman worked for Scottish Television, the BBC and London Weekend Television (LWT) during a very successful career.
He worked with many big names in television, including Benny Hill, Bruce Forsyth, Dame Edna Everage and Elton John.
Hawick-born David was the man behind most of the ITV royal variety shows.
Jimmy tweeted: “Going through archives, and here remembering the legendary maestro of Variety and sketch shows on Television…
“The late great David Bell whom my generation of fellow performers had the great pleasure of working with!
“David was gone too soon!”