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British Comedy: Dawsons Weekly

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Years: 1975
Broadcaster: ITV (Yorkshire)
Genre: Sitcom
Written by: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
Stars: Les Dawson, Roy Barraclough
Episodes: 7 (+1974 special)
Episode Average: 5.750*
BEST EPISODES:
Holiday with Strings (1974), Les Miserables (1975)
*including special
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SPECIAL

(1974)




SPECIAL

HOLIDAY WITH STRINGS

Originally broadcast: 26 August 1974
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
Les heads to a travel agent in the hope of booking himself a world cruise, a somewhat limited budget forces him to go with Kut-Price Holidays, and the grim reality hits him hard when he arrives at the airport to check-in.

"We all hope that you will have a good flight, and now will you kindly fasten your seat belts and extinguish your cigarettes in the biscuit tin provided."
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TOTAL: 8
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SERIES

(1975)
7 episodes
Series Score: 38
Episode Average: 5.43
Perfect 10's: 0
EPISODE 1

LES MISERABLES

Originally broadcast: 12 June 1975
Directed by: Vernon Lawrence
Written by: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
Les claims to be depressed when his GP sends him to see a psychiatrist, suggestion of a frontal lobotomy sees him leave quicker than he arrived, and a health visitor shows up just in time to stop a razor doing damage.

"I wish I was on a desert island, squatting under the palms plucking the hairs off me coconuts."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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EPISODE 2

WHERE THERE'S A WILL

Originally broadcast: 19 June 1975
Directed by: Vernon Lawrence
Written by: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
Les joins the rest of the Dawsons for the reading of his late uncle's will,
a chance to grab £28,125 leaves him desperately looking for a wife, and
an extremely lonely heart asks for some advice about the opposite sex.

"Look, I'll tell you what... if you get a girl, can I come and watch?"
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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EPISODE 3

STAGE-STRUCK

Originally broadcast: 26 June 1975
Directed by: Vernon Lawrence
Written by: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
Les complains that a lack of work has left him eating cold baked beans, an advert in the newspaper leads him to the office of a new agent, and
a role with a repertory company turns out to be quite a disappointment.

"I'm not. I'll take it. But I give you fair warning, I shall write to Corin Redgrave about this matter... and no doubt, in due course, you will be hearing from her."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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EPISODE 4

ACCIDENT PRONE

Originally broadcast: 3 July 1975
Directed by: Vernon Lawrence
Written by: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
Les ends up in hospital when a road accident leaves his bike a write-off, the doctor reacts badly when the stretcher-bearer offers a full diagnosis, and a male geriatric nurse reveals the truth about his blood transfusion.

"They must have had some big lads in 'ere."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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EPISODE 5

ALL POOLS DAY

Originally broadcast: 8 July 1975
Directed by: Vernon Lawrence
Written by: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
Les is wrestled to the floor when he goes to the post office in his helmet, a clerk insists that he'll have to join the queue if he wants a postal order, and a mistake with his pools coupon forces him to return to the window.

"I'm not a man of my age, I'm younger than that."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 1
TOTAL: 3

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EPISODE 6

THE CLERICAL ERROR

Originally broadcast: 22 July 1975
Directed by: Vernon Lawrence
Written by: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
A vicar gets a shock when the agency send Les to look after his children, showing off his babysitting bible does very little to calm the nerves, and a distressed woman shows up at the door while he's trying on a cassock.

"Well, then, where's the liquor, vicar?"
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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EPISODE 7

STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT

Originally broadcast: 29 July 1975
Directed by: Vernon Lawrence
Written by: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
Les heads to Scotland after helping out the landlady at the Three Chuffs, his prayers are answered when a woman joins him in the dining car, and a new passenger threatens to spoil things when he gets on at Darlington.

"Well, now, where do you want me? On top or underneath?"
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7
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LES DAWSON

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in... Les Miserables


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