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Where Are They Now?

DAVID “HELLO THERE” JACOBS talks to various Suez-era celebs, now hopelessly old and frail and washed up, for macabre reminisences and “You’re going to die” value.



  1. Dave in Dover

    May 23, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    I seem to remember the late Spike Milligan ending some of his Q series sketches with DJ covered in dust and cobwebs saying “Where are they now?”.

  2. George White

    October 29, 2021 at 7:23 am

    Looked up a list, and it’s a varied bunch from the likes of CHristopher Trace, BIlly Bunter Gerry Campion and the then-only-30-odd Janice Nichols of THank Your Lucky STars to only then-recent newsmakers like Apollo 13’s Jim Lovell and Midnight Express’ Billy Hayes, Brian Poole of the Tremeloes to Hollywood relics like Fay Wray, Cornel Wilde, Rudy Vallee, Buster Crabbe, British ice skater-turned-Monogram star Belita, Mandy Miller…

    • THX 1139

      October 29, 2021 at 10:52 am

      Mandy Miller was probably the most famous Brit out of that lot, in the 1950s anyway, though not in the 1980s. Saw her recently in the CFF film Adventure in the Hopfields demonstrating much pluck and grit in an unexpectedly tense story. Melvyn Hayes was a feral baddie!

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