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Shirkers

Entered into Best Use of Footage in an Entertainment Production by Double Yellow Television

Ken Dodd was one of Britain’s favourite entertainers from his rise to fame in the 1950’s until his death in 2018, the nation’s last true exponent of music hall variety. With his unruly hair and trademark tickling sticks, he was a unique performer who created his own surreal world of jam butty mines and Diddy Men. This documentary looks at his extraordinary life and career with testimony from those who knew him best. Lady Anne, his companion for over forty years who married him just before his death, reveals a side of Ken Dodd previously unknown by the public, and opens up the family archives of photographs, cine film and keepsakes from Ken’s seven decade career.

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