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Peter Robert Jaye, better-known as Bobby Jaye, was the BBC Radio's head of light entertainment who brought a host of comedy greats to the airwaves throughout the 1970s and 1980s.He died peacefully on 15 December, 2009, at the age of 84.He worked on classic radio shows like The Goon Show and Morecambe and Wise.One of his greatest achievements was overseeing the successful transfer to radio of many classic BBC television comedy programmes, such as Dad's Army, Steptoe and Son and Yes, Minister, bucking the trend of radio comedies transferring to television.He was born on May 9, 1925, on the Isle of Wight, one of seven children.He joined the BBC straight from school but at the age of 19 volunteered to join the Army.When he was demobbed in 1947, Mr Jaye returned to the BBC and during the 1950s worked as a studio manager on The Goon Show.Following his promotion to become a producer in 1961, he worked on many other popular programmes of the day, including The Ken Dodd Show, Twenty Questions, The Petticoat Line, My Word and My Music.In the late 1960s he produced Late Night Extra which went out on both Radios 1 and 2, and was presented by a young Terry Wogan.After retiring in 1985 he was a regular on was a regular on the BBC's Radio Goes to Town.He was survived by his wife, Rita, who he married in 1949, children Amanda and Vanessa and grandchildren Robbie, Tim, Elliot and Ben.
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Published from: February 01, 2010.
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Oh Bobby it's only now that I hear of your passing 10 years ago whilst reminiscing on my career with the Seychelles Broadcasting Board and the time I spent being mentored by you at the BBC Training Centre.I am honoured to have spent the best days of my life in your company.You are always fondly remembered.May your beautiful soul rest in eternal peace..Love from the Seychelles..Josie
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