Rent Les Dawson at ITV: The Specials (1977)

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Synopsis:
Les Dawson's self-deprecating and enduringly bleak humour, coupled with a world-weary delivery honed in the working men's clubs of northern England, made him one of Britain's best-loved comedians. 'Sez Les' firmly established Les Dawson's reputation, running for over seven years and bringing his dour, miserablist humour to a wider viewing public.
The success of this series enabled him to do a run of 'specials' throughout the 1970's, and this set collects nine - including two Christmas Specials and all four editions of 'Dawson and Friends': hour-long specials featuring the trademark mix of rambling monologues, sketches in which special guests appear alongside Les's own comic characters, and musical entertainment. Among the stars joining Les and stalwart sideman Roy Barraclough are John Cleese, Humphrey Lyttelton, Lulu, Willie Rushton, Olivia Newton-John, Dennis Waterman, Fred Trueman and Lynsey De Paul. This collection also includes Dawson's 'Electric Cinema', a nostalgic flashback to the early days of the Silver Screen in which Les revisits his local childhood cinema and portrays a host of characters from the past - including his own father.
Actors:
, , , , , Dana, , Marcelline Dixon, , , , , , , The Nolans, , , , , Stuart Dawson
Directors:
, , ,
Producers:
Vernon Lawrence, Ronnie Baxter, Bill Hitchcock
Voiced By:
Daphne Oxenford
Writers:
Barry Cryer, Les Dawson, Alec Gerrard, John Hudson, Bob Nicholson, David Nobbs, Peter Vincent
Studio:
Network
Genres:
British TV, TV Children & Family, TV Classics, TV Comedies
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
23/11/2009
Run Time:
540 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • The Syd Lawrence Band Show - from 1970, guest-starring Les Dawson
  • The Glories of Christmas - a children's programme from Christmas Day 1973, featuring Les and a host of stars
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following:
- Sounds Like Les Dawson
- Les Dawson's Christmas Box (1974)
- Les Dawson's Christmas Box (1975)
- Special Features
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following:
- Dawson's Electric Cinema
- The Les Dawson Show
- Special Features
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following:
- Dawson and Friends 1
- Dawson and Friends 2
- Dawson and Friends 3
- Dawson and Friends 4

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