The first British magician to have his own regular television gig.
He got his big break when the famous Chinese-style magician,
When the BBC started regular programming, they turned to Culpitt to provide some of the content.
His parents wanted him to go into government and even arranged a job for him, but he decided to pursue magic instead.
David Copperfield performed a more modern variation on the Bathing Beauty trick that Culpitt invented.