Chequebook And Pen
Johnny Vegas stars as Les Dawson in a play which asks how the BBC might have engaged with him during the 1980s
- Comedy Drama
- BBC Radio 4
- Johnny Vegas, Nicholas Parsons, Shobna Gulati, Mick Miller, Mark Chatterton, Paul Foot, Catherine Kinsella and Peter Slater
- Andrew Lynch and Johnny Vegas
- Jim Poyser
- Sally Harrison
Les has a way with words but is rather crumpled, a little shambolic and unpredictable when he is faced with representing a national institution.
Nicholas Parsons is Farson, a resplendent foil for Dawson. Farson embraces and embodies the forces of the "traditional BBC". He is a nemesis to Les and all he stands for and aims to subvert.
This comic play imagines how the BBC might have engaged Les back in the Eighties to become a game show great in its then flagship show, Blankety Blank.
- Production company
- First broadcast
- Thursday 16th December 2010 on BBC Radio 4 at 2:15pm
- Episode length
- 45 minutes
- Last repeat
- Monday 14th January 2013 at 2:15pm