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Sat 14 Sep 2013 19:00 BBC Radio 4 Extra

3 hours
First broadcast:
Saturday 14 September 2013

Made for 4 Extra. Celebrate with Ray Peacock. Features rare interviews, Listen to Les, Tubby the Tuba and In the Psychiatrist's Chair. With Ken Dodd, Neil Innes, Lee Mack and more.


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  • 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.


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