Les Dawson’s Trip To Paris

Les Dawson’s Parisienne Adventure, 2020

Shown as part of Sky’s Urban Myths series and based on true story.

Les Dawson’s Parisienne Adventure was a one off comedy drama tells the story of a young Les Dawson’s time in Paris in the mid 1950’s.


A young Les Dawson, taking inspiration from his heroes the writers Jean Paul Sartre and Albert Camus, leaves his home in Manchester to live in Paris in order to pursue his dream of becoming a serious novelist.

Unfortunately, things don’t quite work out as he planned, and he ends up becoming a pianist in a brothel.



Older Les Dawson – Mark Addy
Young Les Dawson – John Bradley
Jean-Paul Sartre – Steve Pemberton


Channel: Sky Arts
Written By: Steve Pemberton
Original Transmission Date: 7th October 2020