Les Dawson At ITV - The Specials
Les Dawson's self-deprecating and enduringly bleak humour, coupled with a world-weary delivery honed in the working men's clubs of northern England, made him one of Britain's best-loved comedians.
Sez Les firmly established Les Dawson's reputation, running for over seven years and bringing his dour, miserablist humour to a wider viewing public. The success of this series enabled him to do a run of specials throughout the 1970s, and this set collects all nine, chief amongst them all four editions of Dawson And Friends: hour-long specials featuring the trademark mix of rambling monologues, sketches in which special guests appear alongside Les's own comic characters, and musical entertainment.
This collection also includes Dawson's Electric Cinema, a nostalgic flashback to the early days of the Silver Screen in which Les revisits his local childhood cinema and portrays a host of characters from the past - including his own father; Sounds Like Les Dawson; Les Dawson's Christmas Box; and The Les Dawson Show.
First released: Monday 23rd November 2009
- The Syd Lawrence Band Show - From 1970, guest-starring Les Dawson
- The Glories of Christmas - A children's programme from Christmas Day 1974, featuring Les and a host of stars
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