Listen To Les

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Listen To Les

Listen To Les was a long running BBC Radio series starring the late great Les Dawson.  Very little information about the series exists, although it’s reguarly repeated on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

As far as we can ascertain the show ran for ten series between 1975 and 1985, although we have been unable to completely verify this.


Listen To Les was a sketch show in which Les Dawson performed various deadpan monologues and recurring character sketches.

These included “At Home with the Desponds”, “The Sophisticates” and “Cissy and Ada”

Every show would end with Dawson calling upon the studio audience to join him in a singalong with a popular or classic song, which he would deliberately play badly at the piano, to great comic effect.






Les Dawson
Roy Barraclough
Daphne Oxenford


Channel: BBC Radio 2
Originally Transmitted: 1975 – 1985?