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Les Dawson.

Chequebook And Pen

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama. 1 episode in 2010. Stars Johnny Vegas, Nicholas Parsons, Shobna Gulati, Mick Miller, Mark Chatterton, Paul Foot, Catherine Kinsella and others.

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

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2010
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Starring
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

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.

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