Jack Leathem obituary

My husband, Jack Leathem, who has died aged 72, was a documentary film-maker who worked for the Open University (OU) and with BBC Radio 2. He was also an accomplished semi-professional jazz musician who played at recording sessions for films and TV, including the The Dick Emery Show and Magnus Magnusson’s 10-part BBC documentary, Vikings.

Jack began his career as an accountant, joining the firm Moore Stephens in London as an articled clerk in 1970. He simultaneously joined the BBC Elstree Concert Band and formed The Tyger Band, which played at the Tower Tavern in the West End of London every Friday night from 1973 to 1975.

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