Face to Face: Ken Dodd

Duration: 41 minutes

First transmitted in 1995, a special edition of The Late Show sees comedian Ken Dodd talking to Jeremy Isaacs about his career and unique approach to comedy. In this rare television interview, Dodd shares stories of his humble beginnings in 1930s Liverpool, his big break in 1965 at the London Palladium and his performance to the royal household at Windsor Castle. He also talks about his fears, regrets and philosophy of life.

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Jeremy Isaacs
Interviewed Guest
Ken Dodd
David Herman
Mike Poole


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    A collection of BBC interviews with influential figures of the 20th Century.

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