Urban Myths: Les Dawson's Parisienne Adventure. Older Les (Mark Addy). Copyright: Red Production Company.

Urban Myths: Les Dawson's Parisienne Adventure

Sky Arts comedy about Les Dawson. 1 episode in 2020. Stars John Bradley, Mark Addy, Pam Ferris, Samuel Barnett and others.

Urban Myths: Les Dawson's Parisienne Adventure. Image shows from L to R: Older Les (Mark Addy), Young Les (John Bradley). Copyright: Red Production Company.

Urban Myths: Les Dawson's Parisienne Adventure

A comedy special inspired by the true story of Les Dawson's time in Paris during the 1950s

Genre
Comedy
Broadcast
2020
Channel
Sky Arts
Episodes
1
Starring
John Bradley, Mark Addy, Pam Ferris, Samuel Barnett, Djinda Kane, Maya Lopez, Derren Litten and Steve Pemberton
Writer
Steve Pemberton
Director
Steve Bendelack
Producer
Carlene Marshall-King

This episode tells the story of the well-loved stand-up comedian's adventures in Paris in the mid-1950s.

Inspired by his heroes, the writers Jean Paul Sartre and Albert Camus, a young Les Dawson his home in Manchester to live in Paris in order to pursue his dream of becoming a serious novelist. Unfortunately, things didn't quite work out as he planned, and he ended up becoming a pianist in a brothel.

Production Details

Part of

Urban Myths

Production company
Also known as
  • Les, Miserable (Other official name)

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 7th October 2020 on Sky Arts at 2am
Episode length
30 minutes
Last repeat
Friday 9th October 2020 at 12:30am