Urban Myths: Les, Miserable. Older Les (Mark Addy). Copyright: Red Production Company.

Urban Myths: Les, Miserable

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

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

Urban Myths: Les, Miserable

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

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2020
Channel
Sky Arts
Episodes
1
Creator
David Stevenson
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 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
  • Urban Myths: Les Dawson's Parisienne Adventure (Other official name)
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 7th October 2020 on Sky Arts at 2am
Episode length
30 minutes
Last repeat
Wednesday 25th August 2021 at 9:20pm

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