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Happiness – a play about Ken Dodd – on Radio 4 on Wednesday 31st March

Another chance to hear the play Happiness on BBC Radio 4 on Wednesday 31st March at 2.15pm. David Threlfall stars as the madcap entertainer, Ken Dodd, in Ian Billing’s comedy drama about winning hearts and minds. It’s 1988 and the comedian faces charges of tax evasion. The drama imagines what it must have felt like for someone confronted with the prospect of being cut off from doing what they love most in the world. The story tracks the year-long battle with the tax-man including the 1989 trial where the entertainer is finally acquitted on all charges.

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