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John Wade

(London, England: 9th December 1930 - )

Learned magic in 1945 buying tricks from Len Allen at Hamley's. Pro close-up cabaret magician since 1953. Popularized magic on radio in Britain with over 200 broadcasts for BBC alone. Did shipboard magic on 22 crossings on QE II 1972-74. Devised, wrote, and presented "The Music of Magic" BBC radio show 1990, featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra performing music associated with magic. Now working magic into the "Nutcracker" for the Royal Birmingham Ballet. Popular MC.

Columnist for Abra since 1981. Articles in Abra, Magigram, MUM, etc. Wrote Do Get the Name Right (13pp, for MCs) and Radio Magic (1983, 7pp). 2 TV series, co-host with Paul Daniels and Terry Seabrooke of the two For My Next Trick TV shows, plus many TV bits. His hands are seen manipulating cards in closing titles of The Avengers TV series. Audio (1978). Memoir is The Trade of the Tricks (1974, 127pp).

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Do Get The Name Right by John Wade

The pro guide to better compèring.

From the introduction by Billy McComb:

He's written a leaflet ... I shall not call it a book ... on Compering ... this bearded idiot. I've read it and regrettably he seems to know what he's talking about. I have written a bit to make the omissions less glaring ... but blast me cups and balls, he does appear to know what he's on about. And he does get booked to do it ... and at good money too. Forgive me. I must leave you ...

1st edition 1984, 13 pages; PDF 14 pages.

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How to Compere & Radio Magic by John Wade

John Wade is an experienced full time professional well-known in the UK to TV viewers. He gives all the little known hints and tips on radio magic and how to compere.

"John Wade's discussion of doing magic on radio was excellent. I strongly recommend it." - Magic Sound

"I can assure readers that this is a tape that can prevent a lot of headaches for those interested in playing the MC role (Master of Ceremonies)." - Sid Lorraine

John Wade, a member of the Inner Magic Circle, is a popular and amusing lecturer at home and abroad, speaking about the history of magic, magicians, and The Magic Circle,...
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