A documentary on Sir Ken Dodd, How Tickled We Were is being repeated on BBC2 on Monday 27th April 2020 at 8.30pm.
For over six decades, Sir Ken Dodd was one of Britain’s favourite entertainers – a comedian whose surreal world of tickling sticks, jam butty mines and Diddymen kept generations of audiences entertained, from his professional debut in 1954 to his final curtain call in December 2017. In Sir Ken’s own words and with testimony from friends, family and colleagues who knew him best, this revealing documentary film tells the story of his incredible life and long career, which included a record-breaking run at The London Palladium in the 1960s, numerous television series and specials, countless summer seasons and variety shows, a string of hit records and a touring one-man show that continued right into his ninetieth year.
Sir Ken’s wife Lady Anne talks about his love of being on stage and their life spent together in Knotty Ash, and his friends and peers discuss his unique and enduring relationship with the British public. In addition to rarely seen archive of Sir Ken’s work on stage and television, the programme features home movies and family photography from his own personal archive. Featured interviewees include Dara O Briain, Ricky Tomlinson, Alex Horne, Jimmy Tarbuck, Stephanie Cole, Roy Hudd, Joe Pasquale, Ian St John, Roger McGough, Bishop James Jones and Claire Sweeney. Craig Charles narrates.
On Easter Monday at 7.15pm, BBC Radio 4 will repeat an interview with Roy Hudd from 2015. Roy is interviewed in this programme by Samira Ahmed. It can be accessed on the BBC iPlayer:
Debbie Hudd has very kindly said that donations in memory of Roy will go to The British Music Hall Society, saying, “When people think of Roy, they think of Music Hall. Roy was thrilled with the Society and therefore I would like donations in memory of him to go to the BMHS.”
Chairman Adam Borzone has set up an online donation page which will be open until 1st July.:
The link is also given on the British Music Hall Society’s website: www.britishmusichallsociety.com
If you would rather send a cheque, please send it (payable to BMHS) to:
Andrew Bingham Independent Funeral Service,
Milton Road South
Today at 3pm is the funeral of the wonderful Roy Hudd OBE & we ask you to remember him.
Roy was our President for 28 years and we will miss him very much.
Thank You Roy for all the laughter, a truly versatile and talented performer, extremely knowledgeable man and, most importantly, a really lovely, kind and generous human being.
Love to Debbie, Roy’s widow, his Son Max and all his Family & Friends.
Please raise a glass and say thanks to Roy today.