In the 1980s, he was one of the impressionists (together with Bill Wallis
and Sheila Steafel
) on the satirical BBC Radio 4 series "Week Ending".
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Sir David Jason
5' 5" (1.65 m)
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A show like the Only Fools and Horses....
(1981) Christmas special got 24 million viewers, so practically everyone in the country was watching. But of course it's a different world now, with so many channels. And those kind of figures are really difficult to achieve. It doesn't help that channels try to split the audience by putting their best shows head-to-head. Recently the BBC moved Strictly
After discovering that there was already a "David White" registered with Equity, he took the name "David Jason". It has long and popularly been rumoured that the name "Jason" came from his twin brother who had died in infancy. This is incorrect. His twin brother died without being named, and he chose "David Jason" as his stage name from his favourite book at school Jason and the Argonauts