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Les Dawson

Urban Myths review

The mother-in-law of comedy reconstructions.

Carol Midgley, The Times, 8th October 2020

Urban Myths: Les Dawson's Parisienne Adventure, review

John Bradley and Mark Addy played comedian Les Dawson in his younger and older years in the latest episode of Urban Myths.

Emily Baker, i Newspaper, 7th October 2020

Review - Urban Myths: Les Dawson's Parisienne Adventure

It might be under half an hour long, but this nimbly witty film is both a fitting tribute and charming biopic of one of Britain's best-loved comics.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 7th October 2020

Mark Addy on playing Les Dawson

Mark Addy on playing much-loved comedian and presenter Les Dawson in a new series of Sky Arts' comedy anthology Urban Myths.

Rebecca Mahoney, What's On TV, 7th October 2020

Top 10 books about comedy

Biographies, autobiographies, episode guides, script anthologies, tie-in books - my thirst for writing about comedy takes in the lot, so I've chosen not to differentiate between them. They're all of a piece, adding to our understanding and appreciation of the art.

Louis Barfe, The Guardian, 4th December 2019

Les Dawson is making a comeback - 26 years after death

Two plays written by the legendary comic are set to be staged for the first time.

Ed Gleave, The Mirror, 5th October 2019

My comedy hero: Justin Moorhouse on Les Dawson

As the seasoned comic, actor, radio presenter and podcaster hits the road cunningly disguised as the Northern Joker, he tells all about his comedy icon.

Brian Donaldson, The List, 8th February 2019

Alan Carr lined up to host Les Dawson tribute

Alan Carr is being lined up to host a one-off tribute show marking 25 years since Les Dawson's death.

British Comedy Guide, 16th February 2018