Sounds Like Les Dawson

Sounds Like Les Dawson, 1974 "Sounds Like Les Dawson" was a one off TV Special starring Les Dawson that aired in 1974. Summary Les Dawson invites some familiar friends to join him in this one off special...
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The Good Old Days

The Good Old Days, 1953 - 1983 Ken Dodd was a huge fan of old fashioned variety and that's exactly what The Good Old Days was.  A recreation of the days of Music Hall that would feature top acts of the day. ...
title card for the bbc's summertime special

Summertime Special

Summertime Special, 1981 After the success of Seaside Special in the 1970's, the BBC decided to revive the idea in the 1980's. This time instead of a Big Top the BBC visited seaside piers.  Very little info...

Jokers Wild

Jokers Wild, 1969 From the golden age of TV (the 1970's) we look back at this classic panel game. Produced by Yorkshire Television for ITV Jokers Wild ran for 8 series between 1969 and 1974.  The show was h...

The Les Dawson Show

The Les Dawson Show 1978 - 1989 Another classic show from the much missed Les Dawson, of which our research turned up very little information.  This was the second of four shows he did for the BBC (five, if yo...

Remembering The Much Missed Les Dawson

Les Dawson Forever, 2016 It's twenty five years at the time of writing (2018) that we lost a truly great comic genius: Les Dawson. Les Dawson Forever was a documentary, first broadcast by ITV3 in 2016 in tw...

Les Dawson In Profile

Les Dawson, 1931 - 1993 Thirty years ago today we lost one of the all time greats: Les Dawson. Les was one of Britain's best loved comics, master of the monologue, nobody could tell a Mother In Law joke qui...

Les Dawson’s Got Friends….

Les Dawson's Fast Friends, 1991 Les Dawson was a huge success on Blankety Blank but had less success with this sort lived game show. Les Dawson's Fast Friends was an adaptation of an unsold pilot produced f...