- Apr 30, 2010
Broadcaster and comedian Jim Bowen, best known for hosting darts-based game show Bullseye in the 1980s and '90s, has died at the age of 80.
His wife Phyllis confirmed the news to BBC Radio Lancashire.
The former deputy headmaster, who lived in North Lancashire, began his career as a stand-up comedian on the club circuit in the 1960s.
He became a household name when he began presenting Bullseye in 1981. The Sunday tea time show ran for 14 years.
It attracted 17.5 million viewers at its peak and involved three pairs of contestants - with a "thrower", who would throw the darts, and a "knower", who would answer general knowledge questions.
Jim Bowen: Comedian and former Bullseye host dies at 80 - BBC News
Clunky but good clean fun, I sometimes watch repeats .....