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1965042520180123 (BBC7)
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Meet the World's Worst Weightlifter and Doddy undertakes a desert island stint with Man Friday.

Starring Ken Dodd.

With John Laurie, Judith Chalmers, Wallas Eaton and Percy Edwards.

Music from The Migil.

Doddy's Diddy Orchestra conducted by Malcolm Lockyer.

Script by Ken Dodd and Eddie Braben.

Producer: Bill Worsley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1965.

The toothy funster serves up a stint on a desert island with Man Friday.

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

1965050220180130 (BBC7)
20191226 (BBC7)
How not to fix a gas leak with Andy Mann - and The Great Train Robbery's 'unknown man' revealed.

Starring Ken Dodd.

With John Laurie, Patricia Hayes, Judith Chalmers and Wallas Eaton.

Music from Brian Poole and The Tremeloes.

Doddy's Diddy Orchestra conducted by Malcolm Lockyer.

Script by Ken Dodd and Eddie Braben.

Producer: Bill Worsley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1965.

How not to fix a gas leak and the Great Train Robbery's 'unknown man' revealed.

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

1965061320180206 (BBC7)
20200102 (BBC7)
Building a home gym with Andy Mann and tackling the population explosion.

Starring Ken Dodd.

With John Laurie, Patricia Hayes, Judith Chalmers, Wallas Eaton and Percy Edwards.

Music from The Barry Sisters.

Doddy's Diddy Orchestra conducted by Malcolm Lockyer.

Script by Ken Dodd and Eddie Braben.

Producer: Bill Worsley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1965.

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

Starring Ken Dodd.

With John Laurie, Patricia Hayes, Judith Chalmers, Wallas Eaton and Percy Edwards.

Script by Ken Dodd and Eddie Braben.

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

Doddy's Comic Cuts1974010620161110 (BBC7)
20180306 (BBC7)
What a wonderful day it is for proving married couples can be genuinely happy! The King of Knotty Ash has his work cut out!

Starring Ken Dodd.

With Peter Goodwright, Jo Manning Wilson, Miriam Margolyes, Talfryn Thomas, John Graham and Michael McClain.

Devised and written by Ken Dodd with Denis Berson, Terry Ravenscroft and Maurice Bird.

Doddy's Diddy Orchestra conducted by Geoff Alderson.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in January 1974.

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

Doddy's Comic Cuts1974011320161117 (BBC7)Could Ken Dodd have invented the mp3-player before its time?

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

Doddy's Comic Cuts1974012020161124 (BBC7)Doddy investigates the human brain. It's like a prison, you know. Full of little cells.

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

Doddy's Comic Cuts - From 21/01/19741974012720161201 (BBC7)Doddy sets out in search of normality and looks at the life and works of Shakespeare.

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

Doddy's Daft Half Hour1972082720161027 (BBC7)From the Wright Brothers to baked beans, more quick-fire gagging from the mirth-meister.

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

Doddy's Daft Half Hour (20/08/1972)1972082020180227 (BBC7)
20200123 (BBC7)
The King of Knotty Ash examines black magic and lands a part in a horror movie. Or does he?

Starring Ken Dodd.

With Hugh Paddick, Miriam Margolyes, Talfryn Thomas, John Graham and Jo Manning Wilson.

Devised and written by Ken Dodd with Malcolm Cameron, Stewart Campbell, Norman Beedle, Peter Tonkinson and John Pye.

Doddy's Diddy Orchestra conducted by Geoff Alderson.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in August 1972.

The King of Knotty Ash examines black magic and gets a part in a horror movie. Or does he?

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

Starring Ken Dodd.

With Hugh Paddick, Miriam Margolyes, Talfryn Thomas, John Graham and Jo Manning Wilson.

Devised and written by Ken Dodd with Malcolm Cameron, Stewart Campbell, Norman Beedle, Peter Tonkinson and John Pye.

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

Doddy's Daft Half Hour, From 31/01/19711971013120161020 (BBC7)
20161022 (BBC7)
20180220 (BBC7)
The King of Knotty Ash delves into breaking the rules and brings us Happy News.

Starring Ken Dodd. With Peter Goodwright, Pat Coombs, Teddy Johnson, Talfryn Thomas and Jo Manning Wilson.

Devised and written by Ken Dodd, David McKellar, Norman Beedle, George Moffat and Malcolm Cameron.

Doddy's Diddy Orchestra conducted by Geoff Alderson.

Producer: Bobby Jaye
First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in January 1971.

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

From 03/08/19751975080320180313 (BBC7)
20200130 (BBC7)
The King of Knotty Ash delves into the world of crime - and a butcher trades his wares for song and dance.

Starring Ken Dodd.

With Jo Manning Wilson, Miriam Margolyes, Talfryn Thomas, John Graham and Michael McClain.

Devised and written by Ken Dodd with Dave Dutton, Denis Berson, Terry Ravenscroft, Philip Mike Brennan, Maurice Bird, Kenneth Rock and Macollm Cameron.

Doddy's Diddy Orchestra conducted by Geoff Alderson.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in August 1975.

Doddy delves into the world of crime and a butcher trades his wares for song and dance.

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

Starring Ken Dodd.

With Jo Manning Wilson, Miriam Margolyes, Talfryn Thomas, John Graham and Michael McClain.

Devised and written by Ken Dodd with Dave Dutton, Denis Berson, Terry Ravenscroft, Philip Mike Brennan, Maurice Bird, Kenneth Rock and Macollm Cameron.

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

From 04/07/19651965070420180213 (BBC7)
20200109 (BBC7)
Doddy joins the Invercock-a-leekie Ballet Company and Andy Mann prepares to go on holiday

Starring Ken Dodd.

With John Laurie, Patricia Hayes, Judith Chalmers, Wallas Eaton, Percy Edwards, Alan Curtis and Graham Stark.

Music from The New Faces.

Doddy's Diddy Orchestra conducted by Malcolm Lockyer.

Script by Ken Dodd and Eddie Braben.

Producer: Bill Worsley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1965.

Doddy joins the Invercock-a-Leekie Ballet Company and Andy Mann prepares to go on holiday.

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

Starring Ken Dodd.

With John Laurie, Patricia Hayes, Judith Chalmers, Wallas Eaton, Percy Edwards, Alan Curtis and Graham Stark.

Script by Ken Dodd and Eddie Braben.

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

From 05/07/19641964070520171219 (BBC7)
20191121 (BBC7)
Doddy's gardening tips from Ivor Lupin and meet the world's worst ape-man.

Starring Ken Dodd.

With Judith Chalmers, John Slater, Patricia Hayes, Peter Hudson, Wallas Eaton and Percy Edwards.

Music from Brian Poole and The Tremeloes.

BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Lockyer

Script by Ken Dodd and Eddie Braben.

Producer: Bill Worsley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1964.

Doddy's gardening tips from Ivor Lupin - and the world's worst ape-man.

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

From 07/06/19641964060720171212 (BBC7)
20191107 (BBC7)
Doddy reports from the Knotty Ash Eisteddfod and introduces the world's worst uncle.

Starring Ken Dodd.

With Judith Chalmers, Patricia Hayes, Duncan Macrae, Peter Hudson, Wallas Eaton, Percy Edwards and The Bachelors.

BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Lockyer.

Script by Ken Dodd and Eddie Braben.

Producer: Bill Worsley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1964.

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

From 07/09/19751975090720180417 (BBC7)
20200305 (BBC7)
Doddy and chums friends set out to celebrate all the good things in life...

Starring Ken Dodd.

With Jo Manning Wilson, Gretchen Franklin, Talfryn Thomas, Chris Emmett and Michael McClain.

Devised and written by Ken Dodd with Dave Dutton, David McKellar, Norman Beadle and Philip.

Doddy's Diddy Orchestra conducted by Geoff Alderson.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in September 1975.

Doddy and friends look at the good things in life as only they can.

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

From 10/08/19751975081020180320 (BBC7)
20200206 (BBC7)
The King of Knotty Ash and pals on their poor but happy childhoods - and all is revealed about the Legover legacy.

Starring Ken Dodd.

With Jo Manning Wilson, Miriam Margolyes, Talfryn Thomas, Chris Emmett and Michael McClain.

Devised and written by Ken Dodd with Dave Dutton, Terry Ravenscroft, Maurice Bird and Philip and Mike Brennan.

Doddy's Diddy Orchestra conducted by Geoff Alderson.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in August 1975.

Doddy and pals on their poor but happy childhoods and we learn of the Legover legacy.

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

Starring Ken Dodd.

With Jo Manning Wilson, Miriam Margolyes, Talfryn Thomas, Chris Emmett and Michael McClain.

Devised and written by Ken Dodd with Dave Dutton, Terry Ravenscroft, Maurice Bird and Philip and Mike Brennan.

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

From 12/07/19641964071220171226 (BBC7)
20191128 (BBC7)
Ornithology tips from Ivor Wagtail, a trip to a Diddy farm and the world's worst bobby.

Starring Ken Dodd.

With Judith Chalmers, John Slater, Patricia Hayes, Peter Hudson, Wallas Eaton and Percy Edwards.

Music from The Barry Sisters.

BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Lockyer.

Script by Ken Dodd and Eddie Braben.

Producer: Bill Worsley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1964.

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

From 14/09/19751975091420180424 (BBC7)
20200312 (BBC7)
Shocks, suggestions, banjos and sackings are tickling the King of Knotty Ash.

Starring Ken Dodd.

With Jo Manning Wilson, Gretchen Franklin, Talfryn Thomas, Chris Emmett and Michael McClain.

Devised and written by Ken Dodd with Dave Dutton, David McKellar-Philip, Norman Beadle and John Pye.

Doddy's Diddy Orchestra conducted by Geoff Alderson.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in September 1975.

Shocks, suggestions, banjos and sackings are tickling Doddy.

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

From 17/08/19751975081720180327 (BBC7)
20200213 (BBC7)
The King of Knotty Ash investigates the world of trading and money, as only he can

Starring Ken Dodd.

With Jo Manning Wilson, Miriam Margolyes, Talfryn Thomas, Chris Emmett, Michael McClain and John Graham.

Devised and written by Ken Dodd with Dave Dutton, David McKellar, Maurice Bird, Terry Ravenscroft and Philip and Mike Brennan.

Doddy's Diddy Orchestra conducted by Geoff Alderson.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in August 1975.

Doddy investigates the world of trading and money as only he can.

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

Starring Ken Dodd.

With Jo Manning Wilson, Miriam Margolyes, Talfryn Thomas, Chris Emmett, Michael McClain and John Graham.

Devised and written by Ken Dodd with Dave Dutton, David McKellar, Maurice Bird, Terry Ravenscroft and Philip and Mike Brennan.

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

From 17/12/19671967121720161201 (BBC7)
20200116 (BBC7)
The King of Knotty Ash and a legendary footballer, the Head of Pips and a pantomime. With John Laurie.

Starring Ken Dodd.

With John Laurie, Patricia Hayes, Graham Stark and Judith Chalmers.

Doddy's Diddy Orchestra conducted by Geoff Alderson

Script by Ken Dodd and Eddie Braben.

Producer: Bill Worsley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1967.

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

From 18/04/19651965041820180116 (BBC7)
20191212 (BBC7)
Home wine-making tips, and poetic tributes to those who watch over us at night.

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

From 19/07/19641964071920180102 (BBC7)
20191205 (BBC7)
The creature of Invercockieleekie wreaks a special kind of havoc when confronted with Doddy's singing.

Starring Ken Dodd.

With Judith Chalmers, John Laurie, Patricia Hayes, Peter Hudson, Wallas Eaton and Percy Edwards.

Music from The Migil Five.

BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Lockyer.

Script by Ken Dodd and Eddie Braben.

Producer: Bill Worsley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1964.

The creature of Invercockieleekie wreaks a special kind of havoc.

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

From 20/10/19631963102020171121 (BBC7)
20191017 (BBC7)
20191019 (BBC7)
Down Your Way is in the village of Knotty Ash, Doddy croons a ditty and the World's Worst.

Restored from BBC Transcription Service tapes - originally edited for sale abroad.

Starring Ken Dodd. With Judith Chalmers (Wish You Were Here), John Laurie (Dad's Army), Wallas Eaton, Percy Edwards, Peter Hudson and The Barry Sisters.

BBC Revue Orchestra, Conducted by Malcolm Lockyer

Script by Ken Dodd and Eddie Braben.

Produced by Bill Worsley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1963.

Down Your Way is in the village of Knotty Ash, and Doddy croons a ditty.

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

Starring Ken Dodd. With Judith Chalmers (Wish You Were Here), John Laurie (Dad's Army), Wallas Eaton, Percy Edwards, Peter Hudson and The Barry Sisters.

Script by Ken Dodd and Eddie Braben.

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

From 24/05/19641964052420171128 (BBC7)
20191024 (BBC7)
It's the tickling season with Dickie Mint and meet the world's worst!

Starring Ken Dodd.

With Judith Chalmers, Patricia Hayes, Duncan Macrae, Peter Hudson, Wallas Eaton and Percy Edwards.

Music from Val Doonican.

BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Lockyer.

Script by Ken Dodd and Eddie Braben.

Producer: Bill Worsley.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1964.

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

From 24/8/19751975082420180403 (BBC7)
20200220 (BBC7)
Professor Chuckabutty lectures on great leaders and inventors - and Laurel's got a surprise for Hardy.

Starring Ken Dodd.

With Jo Manning Wilson, Miriam Margolyes, Talfryn Thomas, Chris Emmett and Michael McClain.

Devised and written by Ken Dodd with Dave Dutton, David McKellar, Norman Beadle and Terry Ravenscroft.

Doddy's Diddy Orchestra conducted by Geoff Alderson.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in August 1975.

Sketches with Harold Wilson, Laurel and Hardy, and Professor Ken Dodd.

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

Starring Ken Dodd.

With Jo Manning Wilson, Miriam Margolyes, Talfryn Thomas, Chris Emmett and Michael McClain.

Devised and written by Ken Dodd with Dave Dutton, David McKellar, Norman Beadle and Terry Ravenscroft.

Sketches with Harold Wilson, Laurel and Hardy, and Professor Ken Dodd.

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

From 28/06/19641964062820180109 (BBC7)
20191114 (BBC7)
Can Sir Doddy rescue a damsel in distress? - and meet the unluckiest sailor.

Starring Ken Dodd.

With Judith Chalmers, John Slater, Patricia Hayes, Peter Hudson and Wallas Eaton

Music from The Caravelles.

BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Lockyer

Script by Ken Dodd and Eddie Braben.

Producer: Bill Worsley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1964.

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

From 31/05/19641964053120171205 (BBC7)
20191031 (BBC7)
Doddy visits the Diddy Shop, Digme-in-the-Ribs and introduces the world's worst tax evader.

Starring Ken Dodd.

With Judith Chalmers, Patricia Hayes, Duncan Macrae, Peter Hudson, Wallas Eaton and The Barry Sisters.

BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Lockyer

Script by Ken Dodd and Eddie Braben.

Producer: Bill Worsley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1964.

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

From 31/08/19751975083120180410 (BBC7)
20200227 (BBC7)
Doddy and chums turn their attention to cowboys and heroes of the past.

Starring Ken Dodd.

With Jo Manning Wilson, Gretchen Franklin, Talfryn Thomas, Chris Emmett and Michael McClain.

Devised and written by Ken Dodd with Dave Dutton, David McKellar, Norman Beadle and Philip & Alan Bessell.

Doddy's Diddy Orchestra conducted by Geoff Alderson.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in August 1975.

Doddy looks at the world of togetherness and twosomes as only he can.

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

From 31/12/19721972123120161103 (BBC7)
20161105 (BBC7)
The wild-haired wacky funster tackles Britain's entry into Europe. It's all down to Ken!

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

Star Parade1963071420171114 (BBC7)
20171118 (BBC7)
20200319 (BBC7)
The King of Knotty Ash aims his tickling stick at holidays and DIY.

This show is from the 'Star Parade' series - one-off shows featuring the biggest stars of TV and radio at the time

With Judith Chalmers, Cardew Robinson and Harold Berens.

Music from The Springfields.

Script co-written with Eddie Braben.

Producer: Eric Miller.

First heard on the BBC Light Programme in July 1963.

The King of Knotty Ash aims his tickling stick at holidays and DIY. From July 1963.

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd

Sir Ken Dodd's radio career began in October 1958 with the series 'It's Great To Be Young'. The successful formula of Doddy's quickfire delivery, characters, sketches, songs and even the theme tune, 'Love Is Like A Violin', stood him in good stead for decades to come.

This show is from the 'Star Parade' series - one-off shows featuring the biggest stars of TV and radio at the time - and Doddy is ably supported by Judith Chalmers, Cardew Robinson and Harold Berens, with music from The Springfields.

They Can't Touch You For It1975092120161208 (BBC7)Prepare for an onslaught of one-liners from the King of Knotty Ash and his team.

Music and mayhem from Ken Dodd