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The Les Dawson Show


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Starring Les Dawson
with Roy Barraclough, Graeme Garden, Brian Godfrey, Peter Goodwright, Johnny More, Mo Moreland, Patrick Mower, Toni Palmer and Jane Marie Osborne
The Roly Polys
Les's talents are shown to their fullest in this hilarious mixture of comedy and music. The Great Dawsoni is desperate to get his feet on the ground. Zebadiah Twine attempts to saw a Roly Poly in half! Confusion reigns in a doctor's surgery and Cissie and Ada are out on the town.
Script associate BARRY CRYER
Musical director ALYN AINSWORTH
Choreographer JEFF RICHER
Videotape editor MYKOLA PAWLUK Designer MARTIN METHVEN Produced and directed by JOHN BISHOP


Unknown: Roy Barraclough
Unknown: Brian Godfrey
Unknown: Peter Goodwright
Unknown: Johnny More
Unknown: Mo Moreland
Unknown: Patrick Mower
Unknown: Toni Palmer
Unknown: Jane Marie Osborne
Unknown: Roly Polys
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Written By: Les Dawson
Written By: Barry Cryer.
Written By: David Nobbs
Unknown: Paul Minett
Unknown: Brian Leveson
Designer: Martin Methven

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