The Ken Dodd Laughter Show

Ken Dodd's variety career took off on TV during the 1960s with seven series for the BBC, but he also appeared in specials and series for ABC, ATV, LWT and this one for Thames, a six-part run from 08/01/1979 to 12/02/1979. Produced by Dennis Kirkland, who worked so frequently with Benny Hill, it offers a wonderful collection of songs and sketches involving the guest cast of Talfryn Thomas and Rita Webb, who appears in one episode as Miss World! The eye-catching title sequence combines live action and animation, to beam Doddy's face onto the side of a London theatre.