Ken Dodd.

Happiness!

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama about Ken Dodd. 1 episode in 2019. Stars David Threlfall, Clive Hayward, Will Kirk, Neil McCaul and others.

Happiness!

Comedy drama retelling the story of Ken Dodd being charged with tax evasion

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

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.

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • Drama: Happiness! (Other official name)
Soundtrack
Music arranged and performed by Neil Brand.
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 23rd December 2019 on BBC Radio 4 at 2:15pm
Episode length
45 minutes