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. 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.
- Saturday 24th December 2011
- BBC Two
- 60 minutes
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