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Les Dawson: The Lost Tapes

  • Comedy
  • Documentary

Summary

Documentary unearthing unique and previously unseen family footage and clips of the funnyman, who would have celebrated his 90th birthday in 2021. Featuring contributions from celebrity fans including Brendan O'Carroll, Jason Manford, Omid Djalili and John Thomson - as well as lifelong friends such as Ruth Madoc and Gloria Hunniford - plus Les's wife and daughter Tracy and Charlotte.

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Review

Although today he gets lumped in with the mother-in-law-joke era of comedians – and remembered for mis-keying Side by Side on the piano (it takes a good musician to play that badly) – the lugubrious Les Dawson had much more to his repertoire. Well-read and a poet on the quiet, the rubber-faced Mancunian funnyman is shown in a different light by family footage and reminiscence – as well as new clips.

Fans such as Brendan O Carroll, John Thomson and Omid Djalili, and firm friends including Ruth Madoc and Gloria Hunniford, chip in about the far-from-traditional front-of-cloth comic and reveal a few surprises along the way. Gurn but not forgotten.

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Executive producerHelen Tonge
ProducerStephen McCann

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