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Les Dawson

  • Feb 02, 1934 - Jun 10, 1993 (age 59)
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1993
Demob
TV ShowOct 15, 1993

Demob

Demob was a short-lived British comedy-drama television …
Demob was a short-lived British comedy-drama television series, which screened for one six-episode series in 1993; It was produced by Talkback Productions in association with Yorkshire Television for ITV.
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Les Dawson
PersonalJune 1993

Les Dawson

Les Dawson passed away.
1992
Charlotte Dawson
ChildOctober 1992

Charlotte Dawson

Charlotte Dawson was born on October 3, 1992 in …
Charlotte Dawson was born on October 3, 1992 in Manchester, England as Charlotte Emily Lesley Dawson. She is known for her work on Rough and Ready (2015), CelebAbility (2017) and Ex on the Beach (2014).
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1991
Fast Friends
TV ShowMar 30, 1991

Fast Friends

Fast Friends was a short lived game show that aired for one …
Fast Friends was a short lived game show that aired for one series on BBC One in 1991. Hosted by Les Dawson, it was an adaptation of an unsold pilot produced for US television in 1984 by Jay Wolpert.
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Performance
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TV ShowFeb 22, 1991

Performance

An anthology series of various plays and dramatic …
An anthology series of various plays and dramatic performances.
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1990
Happy Birthday, Coronation Street!
MovieDec 9, 1990

Happy Birthday, Coronation Street!

An entertainment …
An entertainment extravaganza to celebrate thirty years of the UK's most popular television series, Coronation Street.
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1989
Tracy Dawson
MarriageMay 1989

Tracy Dawson

Married Tracy Dawson.
1986
Open Air
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TV ShowOct 27, 1986

Open Air

Open Air was BBC1's flagship programme for their new …
Open Air was BBC1's flagship programme for their new daytime service which began on 27 October 1986. In 1987, an additional early morning episode was added, following the end of Breakfast Time, to help promote and inform viewers what topics would be covered in the main edition.
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1985
Telly Addicts
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TV ShowSep 3, 1985

Telly Addicts

Telly Addicts is a game show that aired on BBC1 from 3 …
Telly Addicts is a game show that aired on BBC1 from 3 September 1985 to 29 July 1998 and hosted by Noel Edmonds. All questions were based on television programmes past and present, and generally took the form of a short clip being shown followed by a series of questions either specifically about the clip or more generally about the programme from which it had been taken. Two teams sat opposite each other on sofas. The final series in 1998 had three teams of two players.
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1984
Surprise Surprise
TV ShowMay 6, 1984

Surprise Surprise

Surprise Surprise is a British light entertainment television …
Surprise Surprise is a British light entertainment television programme for ITV that originally ran from 6 May 1984 to 26 December 2001 with Cilla Black as the host. The show returned from 21 October 2012 to 26 December 2015 and was hosted by Holly Willoughby.
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1982
The Funny Side of Christmas
TV ShowDec 27, 1982

The Funny Side of Christmas

The Funny Side of Christmas released.
Wogan
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TV ShowMay 4, 1982

Wogan

Wogan is a British television talk show which was broadcast …
Wogan is a British television talk show which was broadcast on BBC1 from 1982 until 1992, presented by Terry Wogan. The show was generally broadcast live from BBC Television Theatre in Shepherd's Bush, London until 1991. It was then broadcast from the BBC Television Centre. Some shows were pre-recorded, but broadcast unedited, 'as live'. Wogan ended its run in July 1992 (it was replaced by the soap opera Eldorado).
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1980
Lena
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TV ShowMay 21, 1980

Lena

Lena was a British television variety series produced by Stewart …
Lena was a British television variety series produced by Stewart Morris for the BBC. It was broadcast from 1980 to 1982. It starred teenager Lena Zavaroni and followed her 1979 show, Lena Zavaroni and Music.
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1979
Blankety Blank
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TV ShowJan 18, 1979

Blankety Blank

Blankety Blank was a British comedy game show which …
Blankety Blank was a British comedy game show which ran from 18 January 1979 to 12 March 1990 on BBC One, hosted first by Terry Wogan from 1979 until 1983, then by Les Dawson from 1984 until 1990. Regular members of the celebrity panel included Kenny Everett, Lorraine Chase, Gareth Hunt, Gary Davies, Paul Daniels and Cheryl Baker.
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1975
Seaside Special
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TV ShowJul 5, 1975

Seaside Special

Seaside Special was a BBC light entertainment show …
Seaside Special was a BBC light entertainment show broadcast from 1975. It was an outside broadcast filmed at a big top in a British seaside resort. Originally the big top belonged to various circuses (mainly Gerry Cottle's Circus), but in later seasons, the BBC bought its own to be the venue. The programme was developed by producer Michael Hurll. The series was developed after a short-lived, 6 part 'trial' aired on BBC2 in 1973, under the title Show Of The Week: The Young Generation Big Top, starring the dance troupe The Young Generation and hosted by various personalities. The series was broadcast from various Pontin's Holiday Camps around the UK under the Gerry Cottle Big Top. The first show, airing on 6 August 1973, was hosted by Clodagh Rodgers.
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1974
Holiday with Strings
MovieAug 26, 1974

Holiday with Strings

Holiday with Strings released.
1972
Sykes
TV ShowSep 14, 1972

Sykes

Sykes is a British sitcom that aired on BBC 1 from 1972 to 1979. …
Sykes is a British sitcom that aired on BBC 1 from 1972 to 1979. Starring Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques, it was written by Sykes, who had previously starred with Jacques in Sykes and a... (1960–1965) and Sykes and a Big, Big Show (1971). Forty-three of the 1970s colour episodes were remakes of scripts for the 1960s black and white series, such as "Bus" based on 'Sykes and a Following' from 1964 and the episode "Stranger" with guest star Peter Sellers based on 'Sykes and a Stranger' from 1961.
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1971
Parkinson
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TV ShowJun 19, 1971

Parkinson

Parkinson is a British television chat show that was …
Parkinson is a British television chat show that was presented by Michael Parkinson. It was first shown on BBC1 from 19 June 1971 to 10 April 1982 and 9 January 1998 to 24 April 2004. Parkinson then switched to ITV on which the show continued from 4 September 2004 to 22 December 2007. A series entitled Parkinson One to One was produced by Yorkshire Television from 28 March 1987 to 23 July 1988.
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1969
Jokers Wild
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TV ShowJul 9, 1969

Jokers Wild

Jokers Wild was a British comedy panel game show that …
Jokers Wild was a British comedy panel game show that originally aired on ITV as a pilot on 15 April 1969 and then as a full series from 9 July 1969 to 20 November 1974. It was hosted by Barry Cryer. The show was based on two American panel game shows: Stop Me If You've Heard This One and Can You Top This?.
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Sez Les
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TV ShowApr 30, 1969

Sez Les

Sez Les is a British sketch comedy show that starred Les …
Sez Les is a British sketch comedy show that starred Les Dawson. It was produced by Yorkshire Television, and aired on ITV from 1969 to 1976. Les Dawson and Roy Barraclough (who was a cast member from series four onward) regularly performed together as the characters Cissie and Ada. After John Cleese left Monty Python's Flying Circus, he joined the Sez Les cast for series eight onward. Other cast members included Norman Chappell, Brian Glover, Brian Murphy, and Kathy Staff. Music was provided by Syd Lawrence and his orchestra.
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1968
A Question of Sport
TV ShowDec 2, 1968

A Question of Sport

A Question of Sport is the "world’s longest running TV sports …
A Question of Sport is the "world’s longest running TV sports quiz," featuring "some of the biggest names from the sporting world." It is also available on BBC iPlayer, for seven days after its most recent broadcast.
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1967
The Golden Shot
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TV ShowJul 1, 1967

The Golden Shot

The Golden Shot was a British television game show …
The Golden Shot was a British television game show produced by ATV for ITV between 1 July 1967 and 13 April 1975, based on the German TV show Der goldene Schuß. It is most commonly associated with host Bob Monkhouse, although three other presenters also hosted the show during its lifetime. Hostess Anne Aston was on hand to read out the scores achieved by the contestants, and each month a "Maid of the Month", usually a glamour model of the era, would demonstrate the prizes and announce the contestants. When Bob Monkhouse returned to present the show in 1974, he was joined by co-hostess (to Anne Aston) Wei Wei Wong, recently seen in The Man with the Golden Gun and an ex-member of the Young Generation and Second Generation dance troupes. This was one of the earliest regular appearances by an East Asian woman on British TV.
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1961
Comedy Playhouse
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TV ShowDec 15, 1961

Comedy Playhouse

Comedy Playhouse is a long-running British anthology …
Comedy Playhouse is a long-running British anthology series of one-off unrelated sitcoms that aired for 120 episodes from 1961 to 1975. Many episodes later graduated to their own series, including Steptoe and Son, Meet the Wife, Till Death Us Do Part, All Gas and Gaiters, Up Pompeii!, Not in Front of the Children, Me Mammy, That's Your Funeral, The Liver Birds, Are You Being Served? and Last of the Summer Wine, which is the world's longest running sitcom, having run from January 1973 to August 2010.
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1960
Meg Dawson
MarriageJune 1960

Meg Dawson

Meg Dawson was born on April 20, 1937 in the UK as Margaret …
Meg Dawson was born on April 20, 1937 in the UK as Margaret Rose Plant. She was married to Les Dawson. She died on April 15, 1986 in Blackpool, Lancashire, England.
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1949
Opportunity Knocks
TV ShowFeb 18, 1949

Opportunity Knocks

Opportunity Knocks is a British television and radio talent …
Opportunity Knocks is a British television and radio talent show originally hosted by Hughie Green, with a late-1980s revival hosted by Bob Monkhouse, and later by previous winner Les Dawson. The original radio version started on the BBC Light Programme, where it ran from 18 February to 29 September 1949, but moved to Radio Luxembourg in the 1950s. It was shown on ITV from 20 June 1956 to 29 August 1956, produced by Associated Rediffusion. A second run commenced on 11 July 1964 and lasted until 20 March 1978, produced first by ABC and then by Thames. Green presented a single episode of Opportunity Knocks for RTÉ in 1979. It was revived by the BBC from 21 March 1987 to 2 June 1990, hosted initially by Monkhouse from 1987 to 1989 (under the title Bob Says Opportunity Knocks!) and subsequently by Dawson in 1990.
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1934
Les Dawson
BirthFebruary 1934

Les Dawson

Les Dawson was born.
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