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Listening to Les Dawson

Ray Peacock is joined by Ken Dodd, Neil Innes, Lee Mack, Robin Ince, Gillian Reynolds and David Nobbs, introducing rare interviews, routines and programmes including In The Psychiatrist's Chair, Les reading his own novel, Come Back With the Wind, Marriott's Monologues, Whirligig and Listen To Les.

Producer: Laura Baron

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in Sept 2013.

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Sat 14 Feb 2015 19:00

Listening to Les Dawson - Featured programmes

The Listening to Les Dawson special features the following archive programmes, alongside specially recorded interviews with people who knew him, worked with him or just love his work, including Robin Ince, Lee Mack, David Nobbs, Ken Dodd, Neil Innes and Gillian Reynolds:

In the Psychiatrist's Chair (c. 40 minutes)

Les Dawson speaks to Dr. Anthony Clare in an honest and open interview recorded the week before his death in June 1993.

Come Back with the Wind (c. 15 minutes)

Les Dawson reads the first part of his own novel, published in 1991.  You can hear the rest of the story throughout next week, weekday afternoons at 14:45 on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Whirligig: Tubby The Tuba (c. 18 minutes)

Les Dawson performs the Hans Christian Andersen story Tubby The Tuba with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Marriot’s Monologues  (c. 15 minutes)

Les Dawson performs Marriot Edgar’s monologues The Channel Swimmer and The Recumbent Posture

Listen to Les (c. 27 minutes)

A compilation episode of the Radio 2 series starring Les Dawson with Roy Barraclough, Daphne Oxenford and Colin Edwynn.