Jim Davidson is firmly established as one of Britain’s top stand-up comedians and he is well known to TV viewers as host of BBC TV game shows such as ‘Generation Game’ and ‘Big Break’. He received an OBE for his services to charity and has three coveted Showbusiness Personality of The Year’ Awards – from the Variety Club of Great Britain; The Grand Order of Water Rats and Comic Heritage.
Since emerging from television’s “New Faces” (1976) he has topped theatre bills in London’s West End and at major venues all over the country; starred in and hosted a series of prime time TV shows including BBC TV’s “Big Break” and “The Generation Game”; extensive appearances on television, including “What’s On Next” and several series of his own show “The Jim Davidson Show” which ran for five complete series and won for its star the TV Times award as “Funniest Man on Television”. He starred in high rating TV sitcoms “Up The Elephant And Around The Castle” and “Home James”. His one man show for Thames, “Stand Up Jim Davidson” was recorded on stage at London’s Royalty Theatre and he hosted a BBC One series, “Jim Davidson Presents” from the Cambridge Theatre, London. He has also starred in a number of his own TV specials for ITV and BBC TV. He presented a BBC One TV special from HMS Invincible, “Homeward Bound for Christmas” and in 2002 he filmed “Jim Davidson Falklands Bound” which was screened during the 20th Anniversary of the end of the hostilities. In 2003 “Jim Davidson Basra Bound” was screened on BBC One and further BBC TV Specials of his top-rating live stand-up show have followed.
Highlights of an outstanding career have included five visits to the Falkland Islands, and countless engagements throughout the world entertaining British service personnel. In 1999 he travelled to Macedonia to entertain the Forces and in the same year he founded and became leader of The British Forces Foundation charity which aims to promote the well-being of service personnel.
Jim featured in the movie “A Zed And Two Noughts”. His album “Watching Over You” was produced by Greg Lake and his best-selling autobiography titled “Close To The Edge” was published by Ebury Press.
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