Jeremy Beadle

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Revision as of 00:04, 12 May 2014

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Banged Up with Beadle

Born Lucky

Celebrity Mastermind (winner)

Celebrity Squares (writer)

Chain Letters


Game for a Laugh

It's Beadle

Lucky Numbers (scriptwriter)

Mouthtrap (consultant)

Pop the Question (devisor/producer)

Puzzle Trail (writer, series 2)

Ultra Quiz (consultant)

Win Beadle's Money

You've Been Framed!

You Must be Joking (scriptwriter)


There was no getting away from his love-hate relationship with the public. Although his practical jokes shows, such as Game for a Laugh, Beadle's About and People Do the Funniest Things, have always been popular (with over 20 series under his belt), you won't find many people admitting that they like Beadle the man (unless they've actually met him in person).

Jeremy was a trivia buff - particularly a chronicler of events that happened on particular days. His Today's the Day slot on TV-am was one of his early television appearances, as was Eureka, a children's programme about inventions for the BBC.

Despite his somewhat unfair reputation, he knew how to get a crowd on his side - not many people can say they've worked as a tour guide, radio presenter, conference speaker, circus ringmaster and TV host.

A Londoner by birth, he suffered from Poland Syndrome, a condition which stunted the growth of his right hand and he spent a large part of his spare time doing charity work.

On 30th January 2008, Jeremy Beadle died after a short-term illness from pnuemonia. He was 59.


In 1990, he was voted the second most hated person in Britain, behind Saddam Hussein, and just ahead of Anneka Rice.

He masterminded the 1972 Bickershaw rock festival.

He was the Northern editor of Time Out.

He was once kissed on the lips by Robert de Niro.

Books / Tapes

Jeremy Beadle's Beginners Guide To Practical Joking (video)

Watch Out! My Autobiography

Web links

Internet Movie Database entry

TV Cream tribute

Wikipedia entry

See also

Weaver's Week obituary


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