Ken Dodd
Happiness!

Happiness!

  • Radio comedy drama
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2019
  • 1 episode

Comedy drama retelling the story of Ken Dodd being charged with tax evasion. Also features David Threlfall, Clive Hayward, Will Kirk, Neil McCaul, Ian Conningham and more.

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2019
Channels
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Stars
David Threlfall, Clive Hayward, Will Kirk, Neil McCaul, Ian Conningham, Greg Jones, Laura Christy, Adam Courting and more
Writer
Ian Billings
Director
Gemma Jenkins
Companies

David Threlfall stars as the madcap entertainer, Ken Dodd, in Ian Billing's comedy drama about winning hearts and minds.

It's 1988 and the comedian faces charges of tax evasion. The drama imagines what it must have felt like for someone confronted with the prospect of being cut off from doing what they love most in the world. The story tracks the year-long battle with the tax-man including the 1989 trial where the entertainer is finally acquitted on all charges.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Drama: Happiness!
Production
Studio
Soundtrack
Music arranged and performed by Neil Brand.

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 23rd December 2019 at 2:15pm on BBC Radio 4
Episode length
45 minutes
All previous repeats
  • Wednesday 31st March 2021 at 2:15pm on Radio 4

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