Les Dawson
Chequebook And Pen

Chequebook And Pen

  • Radio comedy drama
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2010
  • 1 episode

Johnny Vegas stars as Les Dawson in a play which asks how the BBC might have engaged with him during the 1980s. Stars Johnny Vegas, Nicholas Parsons, Shobna Gulati, Mick Miller, Mark Chatterton and more.

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2010
Channels
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Stars
Johnny Vegas, Nicholas Parsons, Shobna Gulati, Mick Miller, Mark Chatterton, Paul Foot, Catherine Kinsella and Peter Slater
Writers
Andrew Lynch and Johnny Vegas
Director
Jim Poyser
Producer
Sally Harrison
Companies

Johnny Vegas pays tribute to legendary comedian Les Dawson in a fictional and comic flight of fancy co-starring Nicholas Parsons.

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.

Additional details

Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 16th December 2010 at 2:15pm on BBC Radio 4
Episode length
45 minutes
All previous repeats
  • Monday 14th January 2013 at 2:15pm on Radio 4

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