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30 April 1969 (UK) See more »
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Les Dawson ... Himself / ... (58 episodes, 1969-1976)

Series Directed by
David Mallet (5 episodes, 1971-1974)

Bill Hitchcock (unknown episodes)
Vernon Lawrence (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Barry Cryer (3 episodes, 1973)
Les Dawson (3 episodes, 1973)
John Hudson (3 episodes, 1973)
Peter Vincent (2 episodes, 1973)

David Nobbs (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Bill Hitchcock .... producer (3 episodes, 1973)
Peter Dulay .... producer (2 episodes, 1969)
David Mallet .... producer (2 episodes, 1971-1974)
John Duncan .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1973)

Vernon Lawrence .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Robert MacGowan (3 episodes, 1973)
Series Sound Department
Mike Naylor .... sound (2 episodes, 1971-1974)
Series Music Department
Syd Lawrence .... orchestrator / conductor (38 episodes, 1969-1974)
Peter Husband .... musical director (2 episodes, 1973)
Series Other crew
Irving Davies .... choreographer (3 episodes, 1973)
David Nobbs .... story editor (3 episodes, 1973)

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UK:30 min (49 episodes) | UK:40 min (2 episodes) | UK:45 min (12 episodes) | UK:60 min (5 episodes)
Black and White (11 episodes) | Color (57 episodes)

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
No-one Sez It Better Than Les, 19 July 2006
Author: ShadeGrenade from Ambrosia

After coming to prominence on 'Opportunity Knocks' in the late '60's, Les Dawson was given his own show by Yorkshire Television, which combined sketches, stand-up and music and ran well into the '70's. Given that Les' comic persona was that of a misanthrope, it seemed strange to see him in a show with dancing girls, glitzy sets, and The Syd Lawrence Orchestra.

'Sez Les' was initially biased towards international guest stars such as Trini Lopez, with as many as three musical acts on each show. But, as time went on, the producers gave Les more and more to do. Things perked up considerably with the arrival of Roy Barraclough, who would eventually develop with Les the talkative housewives Cissy and Ada.

John Cleese, fresh from 'Monty Python's Flying Circus', became a regular for a time, and he and Les made a surprisingly effective comedy team. One of their best sketches was a surreal item set in an office where the staff vie for promotion by constantly trying to assassinate one another. It wouldn't have seemed out of place in 'Python'. Then there was 'Superflop', an incompetent superhero who later became the subject of a comic strip in 'Look-In'. Good fun.

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