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Written by Andrew Lynch and Johnny Vegas.

Johnny Vegas pays tribute to the legendary Les Dawson in a comic flight of fancy.

Les has a way with words but is northern, rather crumpled, a little shambolic and an unknown quantity, and delightfully unpredictable when he is faced with representing a national institution.

Nicholas Parsons is Farson, a resplendent foil for Dawson.

Farson embraces and embodies the hammiest forces of the 'traditional BBC'.

A nemesis to Les and all he stands for and aims to subvert.

This homage is a pure joyous farce, taking full artistic license in imagining how the BBC might have engaged the iconic Les to become a game show great in its eighties flagship, Blankety Blank.

Cast:

Les - Johnny Vegas

Farson - Nicholas Parsons

Helen - Shobna Gulati

Dave Parkins - Mick Miller

BBC Executive - Mark Chatterton

Number Two - Paul Foot

Doris (Barmaid) - Catherine Kinsella

Other parts - Peter Slater (and cast).

Directed by Jim Poyser

Producer: Sally Harrison

A Woolyback Production for BBC Radio 4.

Johnny Vegas interprets Les Dawson in a fictional pastiche, co-starring Nicholas Parsons

Johnny Vegas pays tribute to the legendary Les Dawson in a comic flight of fancy. Les has a way with words but is northern, rather crumpled, a little shambolic and an unknown quantity, and delightfully unpredictable when he is faced with representing a national institution.

Nicholas Parsons is Farson, a resplendent foil for Dawson. Farson embraces and embodies the hammiest forces of the 'traditional BBC'.