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The Many Faces Of...

The Many Faces Of...

  • TV documentary
  • BBC Two
  • 2009 - 2016
  • 14 episodes (3 series)

Comedy actors look back at their career, with archive footage and testimony from friends and colleagues.

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Series 2, Episode 2 - The Many Faces Of Les Dawson

Les Dawson was one of Britain's all time great comedy talents. He's best known as a comedian but was also a talented musician, writer and actor. This programme traces his career, with familiar favourite TV clips and some rare gems from the archives.

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Les Dawson

Les Dawson was one of Britain's all time great comedy talents. He's best known as a comedian but was also a talented musician, writer and actor.

This programme traces his career, with familiar favourite TV clips and some rare gems from the archives. Together with interviews from friends, relatives and colleagues, the programme unpicks the secrets of his enduring legacy nearly 20 years after his untimely death.

After 'discovery' on the Opportunity Knocks talent show in the 1960s he quickly became a regular face on TV, hosting comedy-led variety shows like Sez Les and The Les Dawson Show. The programme shows how his career unfolded and illustrates the different facets of his comedy genius.

John Cleese remembers their unlikely friendship and modern comedy stars Robert Webb and Russell Kane talk about his inspiration. Les Dawson's widow, Tracy, recalls their marriage and his joy at being a father late in life.

Broadcast details

Date
Saturday 24th December 2011
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
60 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 25th December 2011 11:55pm BBC2
Monday 26th December 2011 12:25am BBC2
Tuesday 3rd January 2012 11:30pm BBC4
Sunday 22nd January 2012 7:00pm BBC2
Saturday 30th June 2012 7:00pm BBC2
Friday 12th October 2012 7:00pm BBC2
Wednesday 6th February 2013 10:30pm BBC4
Wednesday 13th March 2013 10:45pm BBC4
Sunday 17th March 2013 7:00pm BBC4
Sunday 22nd December 2013 11:00pm BBC4
Friday 3rd January 2014 12:45am BBC4
Tuesday 7th January 2014 10:30pm BBC4
Saturday 10th May 2014 11:30pm BBC4
Tuesday 18th November 2014 9:00pm BBC4
Tuesday 31st March 2015 12:15am BBC4
Monday 25th May 2015 10:30pm BBC2
Friday 31st July 2015 12:00am BBC4
Sunday 18th October 2015 8:00pm BBC4
Tuesday 20th October 2015 11:00pm BBC4
Sunday 7th March 2021 7:00pm BBC4
Monday 8th March 2021 1:45am BBC4
Tuesday 23rd November 2021 9:30pm BBC4

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